LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Manon Yzermans

Manon contributes to ILGA-Europe’s litigation activities. Her tasks include conducting international and comparative law research, drafting case submissions and third party interventions to the European Court of Human Rights and monitoring relevant legal developments at national, European and International levels.

Background

Manon did several volunteer work and internships within NGOs, international bodies and courts. In 2017, she started to volunteer within the NGO Servas International, providing legal research assistance, drafting written submissions, reports and articles, and making oral statements during the United Nations Human Rights Council. During her Master, she was a law clerk to the Azerbaijan Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, where she conducted legal research and assisted in the judicial decision-making process. She then did an internship within the Legal Advisory Section of Office of the Prosecutor, at the International Criminal Court. She was part of the working group on gender-based violence and conducted legal research used in hearings.

Manon holds a French-Australian Double Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Science (2017) from the French Universities of Pantheon-Assas (Paris 2) and Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6) and from the University of Western Australia. She holds a Master 1 in Public International Law from the University of Pantheon-Assas (Paris 2) and a Master 2 in Human Rights Law from the University Nanterre (Paris 10). She has written a thesis on “The practice of corrective surgery and other sex-assignation treatments on French intersex children: a breach of the State’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights”.