Casualties and Victim Assistance
Loren Persi is victim assistance research coordinator for the Monitor. Since 2003 Loren been doing research and advocacy for the Monitor and ICBL-CMC, as well as with other campaign members and organizations working to assess and address the impact of weapons on individuals, families and communities.
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Languages: English, Czech
Since 2003, Erin Hunt has been involved in Canadian efforts to ban landmines and cluster munitions and to raise awareness of the rights of survivors to meet their needs while working as a volunteer, an intern, a youth campaigner and a Program Officer. She is currently the Program Coordinator for Mines Action Canada and a member of the Monitor Victim Assistance team. Previously she worked on victim assistance programs in Uganda, youth peacebuilding projects and in child welfare services. Erin has a master’s degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University.
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Clémence Caraux-Pelletan has been a research specialist with the Casualty and Victim Assistance team since 2012, conducting research and writing victim assistance reports for various countries globally, including French-speaking African countries.
Clémence also currently works with the Lutheran World Federation in the Central African Republic providing humanitarian assistance to populations affected by the conflict. Until recently she was a migration officer with the Red Cross EU Office in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on ensuring humanitarian assistance and protection to all migrants in the EU, irrespective of their legal status. Previously, Clémence worked with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) on the administrative and logistical side of the Campaign's work and supported its different teams in their activities on behalf of mine survivors. She also worked for various International Organizations and NGOs in the humanitarian sector.
She holds a Masters Degree in Comparative Law from the University Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseilles 3 and an LLM in Humanitarian Law from the Geneva Academy of Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic
Languages: English, French, and Spanish
Marie-Josée Hamel joined the Monitor Casualties and Victim Assistance Team in 2015, conducting research, writing and editing of victim assistance profiles for various countries of Latin America. Until recently, Hamel was communication and campaign advisor for Oxfam in Bolivia. She has been involved in mine action including victim assistance with the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines as a Youth Program Officer, and in volunteering with Mines Action Canada.
Marie-Josée Hamel has a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Montreal.
Location: La Paz, Boliva
Languages: French (mother tongue), English, Spanish,
Michael Moore launched the Landmines in Africa blog in 2011 to provide a resource for mine action information on the Continent. Previously he spent five years working for Landmine Survivors Network as an administration and program officer. Mr. Moore holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from American University and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Location: Washington DC, USA
Marianne works as a human rights consultant to the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor. Her interest in victim assistance was sparked by her involvement in the negotiations of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was greatly supported by self-advocates. In 2010, Handicap International published her handbook on the CRPD: “Understanding the Convention” in English and French. Her support for ICBL-CMC focuses on further strengthening the human rights based approach to victim assistance and highlighting the various interlinkages between human rights and humanitarian law.
Marianne holds a Master’s and a SJD degree from the Law school of the University of Vienna as well as a Master’s in International Human Rights from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
Base: Vienna, Austria
Languages: English, German, Austrian Sign Language (Basic)