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Kirsten Meersschaert

Programme Manager

Kirsten joined the organisation in September 2019 as Programme Manager – Human Rights Defence. She is an international affairs professional with more than twelve years of experience in human rights and international law. Prior to joining the NHC, Kirsten worked as a program director overseeing advocacy initiatives and strategic campaigns on international justice and conflict prevention with two renowned global civil society networks. Kirsten holds a Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) in Humanitarian Affairs from the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris, France; a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam; and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and European Studies from New York University.