An-Sofie Leenknecht - Human Rights Coordinator

[Part time / parental leave]

Joined us in 2012

An-Sofie oversees all EDF secretariat initiatives and projects related to human rights and equality at the European and UN level. She coordinates our work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), equal treatment and fundamental rights, women’s rights and gender equality. She manages EDFs cooperation with universities and researchers on human rights issues.


She previously worked as a legal officer at UNIA, the Belgian national human rights institute and CRPD monitoring body, as a human rights trainee at the UN human rights office in Santiago de Chile, and as a research trainee at the Human Rights Law centre at the University of Nottingham in the UK.

  • LLM in International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Master in Law, University of Ghent, Belgium

English, French, Spanish, Dutch

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