Dr Leyla Ferman is the Co-Founder of YJC and Director of Women for Justice. She is the coordinator of FERMAN, a documentation and education project, at the Foundation of Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation in Germany. Before, she was working as an advisor to the co-Mayors at Mardin Metropolitan Municipality. Leyla Ferman studied Political Science and obtained her PhD from Leibniz University Hanover.
Aarif Abraham is the Founder of YJC and Convener of the Legal Sub-Committee. He is a public international law and international criminal law barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in the UK. He qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May. Aarif is Acting Director of Accountability Unit. He is currently a consultant and on the roster of candidates at various UN bodies and advises parliamentarians, states, NGOs and individuals widely on international law matters.
Dr Tatyana Eatwell is Convener of the State Sponsorship Sub-Committee. Tatyana is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers with expertise in public international law, international criminal law and international human rights law. Tatyana Eatwell advises States, individuals, international and non-governmental organisations on a wide range of public international law and international human rights law issues.
Dr Aldo Zammit Borda is Convener of the Research Sub-Committee at YJC. Aldo Zammit Borda is a Reader in Law atCity, University of London. He previously served as Director of the Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion at Anglia Ruskin University. He is an advocate of the Courts of Malta and a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising).
Dr Ewelina Ochab is YJC’s External Advisor. She is a human rights advocate, author and co-founder of the Coalition for Genocide Response and a Programme Lawyer at IBAHRI. Ewelina works on the topic of genocide, has written over 30 reports for the UN (including Universal Periodic Review reports) and has made oral and written submissions at the Human Rights Council, the UN Forum on Minority Issues, PACE and other international and regional fora.
Aswini Weereratne QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, and a member of the YJC with an oversight function. She is the Vice Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales.
Jacqueline Jahnel, legal assistant and legal researcher at the YJC, is an independent consultant in international criminal law and human rights law. She holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Edinburgh and has recently passed the Bar of England and Wales.
Marilena Stegbauer, who provided admin and project assistance to the YJC, is a London based human rights consultant. Previously, she worked for the IBAHRI. She holds an LL.M. inInternational Criminal Law from the Irish Center for Human Rights NUI Galway.
This website was possible thanks to the support of Kate Young and we honour her long standing work in advancing women’s rights.