Estefania Giaccone
Junior Research Scholar

Estefania Giaccone graduated in the top 3% from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina and in the framework of her studies at University, she participated in a Human Rights clinic at an NGO called Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia. In the year 2015, she was selected to do an internship in the “Center for the Justice and International Law” (CEJIL), in Washington DC, where she had the chance to research and work in cases brought to the Inter-American Human Rights system. After her graduation in 2016, she has done several courses in order to get new knowledge about the Human Rights current situation like the Seminar entitled: “The forced disappearance of people within International Law” tutored by Mr.Olivier de Frouville.

Estefanía has worked as a staff attorney at the Argentinean Judiciary Branch from the year 2013 for the Judge Osvaldo Otheguy. She is also a researcher at UBA in an UBACyT project directed by Ph.D. Andrea Gastron, a former Fulbright Scholar. Moreover, Estefania has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UBA in the subject “Advanced Constitutional Law” with Ph.D. Marcelo López Alfonsin. She has also participated in many investigations at the same University and has a large number of publications regarding enforced disappearance in Argentina.

In the year 2018, she has been granted a Fulbright Scholarship in order to pursue an LLM at New York University (NYU). At NYU, Estefanía specialized in Constitutional Law and Human Rights. She worked as Research Assistant for Professor Pablo de Greiff and Professor Meg Satterthwaite. She was also awarded the Public Interest Law Prize for LLMs and NYU nominated her as an International Human Rights Fellow to do an internship during the fall of 2019 at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington DC. During the summer, Estefanía is also working for the Global Justice Clinic at CHRCJ and she is a part-time intern at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). At the Global Justice Clinic, Estefania’s supervisor is Professor Meg Satterthwaite and she will research issues related to the right to water and sanitation, the wellbeing of human rights advocates and legal empowerment.


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