Civil Rights Defenders has more than 100 staff members of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Our staff is located at our headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, or at our regional offices or stations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. The staff is made up of human rights professionals, country experts, lawyers, security and technology specialists, as well as other specialists.
Our regional work is managed and coordinated under our Global Programme, consisting of regional departments for Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, and Latin America. Our work in Sweden is coordinated under our Legal department.
Gabrielle Gunneberg, Global Programme Director
Mesfin Negash, Director Africa Department
Maria Granefelt, Interim Director Asia Department
Helen Rask, Interim Director Eurasia Department
Europe and MENA Department
Goran Miletic, Director Europe and MENA Department and Deputy Global Programme Director
Latin America Department
Erik Jennische, Director Latin America Department
Maria Granefelt, Communications Director
Karin Ancker, Chief Financial Officer
Fundraising and Partnerships
John Stauffer, Legal Director and Deputy Executive Director
Security and Innovation
Marcin de Kaminski, Security and Innovation Director