Giorgia Linardi (Greece)

Giorgia Linardi is an Italian jurist passionate about human rights in the context of conflict and migration. She recently graduated in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She specialised in International Migration and Refugee law as well as IHL. She wrote her Master thesis on the legal framework applicable to maritime migration in the Central Mediterranean and related asylum issues, under International and European Law. Giorgia gained a diverse experience related to humanitarian work of international organizations, NGOs and other related stakeholders, by collaborating with different agencies of the United Nations. Specifically, she interned with the Gender Equality Division of UNAIDS and the Education Unit of the UNHCR, in the Geneva’s HQs. She also developed substantial project managing skills by participating to and then administrating Law Without Walls, an international project aimed at innovating legal education and practice, as well as by experiencing the private sector in a management consultancy in Zurich. Giorgia is currently working as legal adviser for Sea-Watch, a humanitarian project focused on search and rescue of migrants at sea in the Sicilian Channel, having its operational base on the island of Lampedusa. The immigration crisis unfolding between North Africa and Southern Europe is, indeed, at the basis of Giorgia’s commitment to international law, as the framework whose development can better ensure the protection of human rights at sea.giorgia

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“For over a year Human Rights at Sea has been the main supporter of Sea-Watch in its mission to raise awareness on the migration crisis in the Mediterranean and provide concrete assistance to rescues at sea. The charity has continuously empowered Sea-Watch by offering its human resources and international network to provide legal assistance and media support to our NGO.”

Georgia Linardi, Legal Adviser and Mission Coordinator for External Relations, Sea-Watch

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