The CRDH Advising Committee

The advising committee of CRDH is a consultative body, located next to the directors of CRDH and M2DH, which is composed of academics of the university and law practitioners.

The committee:

  • Evaluates the resources, the expectations, and the priorities in the domain of expertise of the CRDH, on the national level, the European context, and an international context.
  • Fosters a strategic vision of medium-term development by strengthening vocational training and applied research.
  • Encourages group proposals and group cooperation, particularly for the development of “judicial clinics” or for putting to use new tools of communication.
  • Facilitates students’ connections with professionals in civil society and with foreign universities, by supervising the students, with respect for academic liberty.


The committee is a flexible and light support system, which gathers at least one time each year, with the possibility of inviting outside participants– notably young researchers– according to the agenda.



University faculty:

  • Emmanuel Decaux, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas, President
  • Olivier de Frouville, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas, Director of the CRDH
  • Sébastien Touze, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas, Director of the Masters 2 Program on human rights law and humanitarian rights
  • Laurent Trigeaud, lecturer/associate professor at the University Panthéon-Assas


Associated Researchers:

  • Mouloud Boumghar, Professor at the University Jules Verne-Picardie, director of the editorial board of the review Droits fondamenteux
  • Julian Fernandez, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas, director of the Center Thucydide
  • Catherine Kessedjian, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas
  • Despina Sinou, PhD in law,program director at University Paris 13


Additional members:

  • Me Vincent Berger, former jurisconsult on the European court of Human rights
  • Antoine Bernard, general director of the FIDH
  • Charlotte Clavreul, advisor of European and international affairs
  • Philippe Leclerc, representative of the HCR for France
  • Antoine Meyer, French Institute for Human Rights
  • Bénédicte Pedone, Editions Pedone
  • Me Christophe Pettiti, Human Rights Institute of the Barreau de Paris
  • Me François Roux, head of the Defense Bureau, Tribunal for Lebanon
  • Me Patrice Spinosi, lawyer for the council of state and the court of appeal
  • Eric Tistounet, High Commission of the United Nations for Human rights


Representatives of the CRDH Association: Humberto Cantu Rivera, Anna Glazewski, doctorates


Secretary-general: Madame Marine Bollack