Anatolii I. Marushchak is an information and cyber law and security expert, and a co-founder and strategic advisor at the International Information Academy, an NGO conducting research and providing information and training on cybersecurity and information law in Ukraine. In this capacity, he organizes roundtable discussions about the Ukrainian experience of counteracting Russian cyberattacks. In addition, Marushchak held leadership positions and currently serves as a professor at the National Academy of the State Security Service of Ukraine, where he trains its staff and other members of law enforcement agencies. Marushchak authored several publications, and his work on information law and cybersecurity was used domestically by the National Security and Defense Council, the National Institute for Strategic Study, the National Academy of Legal Science, and the Security Service of Ukraine. In 2019, he became a member of the Anti-Crisis Center for Cyber Protection of Business of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, and in 2020, he became an elected member of the Information and Cyber Security Council (educational sub-commission) of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine. Marushchak received his law degree and PhD from the National Academy of SSU in Ukraine.
Diana O’Brien joined the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution in Guyana in 2011 and served as State Counsel, Senior State Counsel, and Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions. She has appeared in Magistrates’ Courts, High Court, and Appellate Courts of Guyana in numerous criminal matters. O’Brien also provides legal advice and training to the Guyana Police Force and several other State agencies. She heads the Prosecution and Legal Issues Sub-committee of the Ministerial Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons in Guyana and has been an active member of the Taskforce since 2016. O’Brien obtained a Bachelor of Social Science in International Relations from the University of Guyana in 2006, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2009. In October of 2011, she was awarded the Certificate of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago and was admitted to practice law in the Guyana Bar shortly thereafter.
Fëllënza Limani is a legal expert at the Ministry of Justice in Kosovo, focusing on international arbitration with the State Advocacy Office. She is responsible for advising and representing the Republic of Kosovo in arbitral proceedings, with an emphasis on international investment disputes. Limani has over ten years of legal experience, having previously shepherded and overseen transformative projects and legislative programs with several public institutions. She was involved in the process of liquidation of socially owned enterprises with the Privatization Agency of Kosovo and PPPs with the Ministry of Finance. She is currently interested in international investment arbitral cases, both from the substantive and procedural law perspectives, as well as the advancements in arbitral practices. Limani received an LL.B. from Kingston University and an LL.M. in EU Law from the University of Cambridge.
Luciana Nardi is a public attorney and chief legal counsel at the Mayor’s Office of the city of São Paulo. She previously served as Deputy Attorney General of the city of São Paulo, providing legal advice to the mayor and municipal secretaries in charge of implementing the city’s public policies. Nardi represents the city of São Paulo and provides legal and legislative counsel. Nardi is interested in alternative dispute resolution concepts and techniques with an emphasis on arbitration. Her goal is to implement alternative dispute resolution methods in São Paulo and train mediators and conciliators so they are better prepared to implement ADR. Nardi received her law degree and an M.A. in Public Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) and has attended a training at ENA – Ecole Nationale d'Admininstration in Paris.
Madonna (Donna) Gay Escio is a public prosecutor at the National Prosecution Service (NPS) of the Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) and is assigned in the Provincial Prosecution Office of Camarines Norte. Since 2016, she has been prosecuting cases involving issues related to women’s rights, children’s rights, cyber, and commercial law. Escio is presently one of the DOJ trainers under the Technical Working Groups for Women and Children, Cybercrime, Forensics, and International Humanitarian Law. Prior to joining the NPS, she taught law and supervised USTL’s clinical legal education program while also handling human rights cases. Before becoming a lawyer, Escio worked for NGOs focusing on marginalized groups. She graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños and obtained her law degree from the University of Santo Tomas – Legazpi (USTL).
Manuel Chuquillanqui is a lawyer and has served, since 2014, as a legal advisor in electoral matters to the National Electoral Tribunal (JNE, in Spanish), the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in Peru. As an advisor to the JNE, he provides support and actively participates in a number of electoral processes, some of which were conducted for the first time in Peruvian history, such as the 2018 Referendum, the 2020 Extraordinary Congress Elections, and the first stages of the 2021 General Election in the COVID-19 context. Chuquillanqui has previously worked at the JNE’s Governability, and Electoral School (ESEG), the JNE’s branch tasked with specialized electoral education and training of electoral judges. He continues giving seminars on electoral legislation and electoral reform as part of the Electoral Excellency Program for Judges and Prosecutors. He has also worked at the Peruvian Magistrate’s Academy (AMAG, in Spanish), the public institution tasked with training judges and prosecutors. Chuquillanqui is currently interested in electoral reform, political participation of minorities and vulnerable populations, and party candidate selection. Chuquillanqui holds a law degree from San Marcos Major National University in Peru, and a specialization in Constitutional Law by Castilla-La Mancha University in Spain.
Olivera Nechakovskahas been a public prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia, since 2016. In this capacity, she has prosecuted and secured convictions in criminal cases covering a wide array of crimes, including cases of sexual violence and child abuse, environmental crimes, public corruption, as well as financial and white-collar crimes. Prior to her appointment to this position, Nechakovska worked at the Macedonian Commission for protection of competition, where she was part of the working group drafting the current law on the protection of competition and the law establishing the national system for protection of competition and merger control. She also spent part of her career working as a law clerk at the civil division of the Appellate Court of Bitola. Her interests are currently focused on combating white-collar crime and on criminal justice reform. Nechakovska holds a degree from the Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law, at the University of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, as well as an LLM in European Law from Leiden University in Leiden, the Netherlands.
Shi Yuzhi (Allen Smith) is a lawyer focusing on environmental protection issues and climate change in China. He is an environmental legal consultant with the Lanzhou Ecology Development Promoting Association, the Gansu Green Camel Bell Environment Development Center, and the Gansu Herui law firm. In 2019, Shi worked as a legal consultant for the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines, as part of the special program on climate change litigation research in China. While there, he was a legal representative for the first Chinese climate change legal case. He started his public interest work in 2012 in Beijing as a probono lawyer providing support to pollution victims. Shi obtained his bachelor’s degree in law from Gansu Institute of Political Science and Law in Lanzhou, and a certificate on Environmental Law from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. Shi also spent time at BPP University Law School in London. While in London in 2014, he clerked at both Monckton Chambers and Henderson Chambers. In 2018, he spent time at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C.
Tuchee Gaona Gordillo has worked for the Program Against Human Trafficking of the National Commission of Human Rights of Mexico for the past four years, focusing on monitoring and improving public policies and services designed and implemented for the prevention of trafficking in persons and the protection of its survivors. She previously worked at the National Institute of Women promoting, facilitating, and supporting the gender mainstreaming of public policies on migration, human trafficking, and education. Gaona has prior experience with civil society organizations and international projects working on the promotion and defense of human rights of immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and the survivors of trafficking in persons. She participated in the International Visitors Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State, has attended courses and workshops in Latin America, and authored and co-authored several publications. Gaona holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Gender from the Latin American Faculty of Social Science.
Woong Hahm is a police officer with over 17 years of experience with the Korean National Police Agency and one of the team leaders of the financial crime investigation group at a police station in Jeju Island in South Korea. During his career as a police officer, he conducted both administrative and field work, and spent three years at the headquarters of the Korean National Police Agency. Hahm conducts field investigations in order to solve a number of different crimes. As a field officer, he is concerned with the balance and importance of conducting law enforcement work while respecting human rights, and he understands the need of improvement in this area. He is interested in learning how other countries deal with law enforcement and human rights, which is why it was important for Hahm to attend the 276th Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Session in 2019. Hahm graduated from the Korean National Police University with a law degree.