Valérie joined TRIAL International as a legal consultant in April 2014, and became the coordinator of Trial Watch from August 2015. A qualified lawyer in France, she specialized in international criminal law and international humanitarian law. She worked in William Bourdon’s law firm in Paris (France), where she was in charge of universal jurisdiction cases. She previously worked at the United Nations international criminal tribunals and as a legal consultant in Colombia for a national human rights institution, where she provided legal training on international criminal law and transitional justice.
Valérie holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex (United Kingdom). Her working languages are French, English and Spanish.