Carine I. Bonduelle, Director of European Programs
Mrs. Bonduelle joined the IJP as Program in April 2012. She assists Darfurian refugees in applying to participate in the proceedings at the International Criminal Court. Mrs. Bonduelle also supports the development of other projects, including the BashirWatch Coalition and programs to support Darfurian women and their children living in the U.S.
Mrs. Bonduelle holds a “French Certificate of Ability to Practice as a Lawyer” from the Paris Bar School (C.A.P.A, CRFPA University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), and has worked for several French law firms on complex cases, involving international criminal law, extradition, and human rights issues. She also holds a Certificate in US Law from New York University, and a Certificate in Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding from the United Nations.
Before becoming a French lawyer specializing in human rights, Mrs. Bonduelle coordinated the implementation of a judicial reform working for the Delegation of the European Commission of the EU in Togo, in 2009. She also assessed the Gacaca Courts’ system, working for an English NGO, Penal Reform International in 2007, in Rwanda, where she lived for more than a decade before the 1994 Genocide.
Mrs. Bonduelle earned a bachelor degree and graduate degree in private law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2005, and a post-graduate degree from the University of Paris12 Créteil (European Law), in 2006.