Eeva is a Consultant Member of the IFDHR. She is a Barrister at 9 Bedford Row International having joined in early 2012. She has worked previously in the United Nations, the European Union and the Council of Europe as an advisor on human rights and rule of law, with special focus on civil and political rights and international human rights law. Having taken leave as a Visiting Professional at the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in 2010, she has also advanced knowledge of international criminal law and practice. Through her work for Redress, Reprieve and other British organisations, she has gained advanced experience in the human rights and the “war against terrorism”.
Eeva is an experienced lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights, having worked as a legal assistant for several years at the Strasbourg-based International Protection Centre that specialises in bringing Russian cases to the Court. Eeva appears regularly in criminal cases in the courts of England and Wales and is building a domestic practice with particular focus on extradition and asylum.
Together with Toby Cadman, she represents a defendant at the military commission at Guantanamo Bay and at the European Court of Human Rights. Eeva is currently also working on issues of piracy and armed robbery at sea and the use of force in self-defence. She also works for Reprieve as a consultant on the issues of death penalty/lethal injections, CIA drones, renditions and secret prisons.
Pilar Lovelle Moraleda joins IFDHR as a legal consultant in the London Office. Pilar Lovelle is responsible for coordinating a number of projects including Egypt, Palestine and Syria.
Pilar Lovelle is an International Human Rights Lawyer from Spain. In 2014 she finished her MSc Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) graduating with distinction in International Criminal Law.
She previously completed a Double Degree in Law and Economics at the University Carlos III of Madrid and complemented her education with a course on Anglo American Law and an exchange program in the University of Amsterdam. She graduated in the top 1% of her course in Law and her academic performance was rewarded with numerous prizes and recognitions, including the ‘Award of Excellence’ of the Social Council of the University Carlos III and three ‘Excellence Scholarships’ given by the Government of Madrid.
In the last year of her studies, she received a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education to become research assistant, which gave her the opportunity to develop excellent quantitative and quality research skills. She has also worked at the prestigious Spanish NGO Movimiento por la Paz, where she gave face-to-face legal advice in Immigration Law.
Pilar Lovelle also founded two student associations at the university and organized a Series of conferences on International Conflicts and Human Rights and a Political Debate on Corruption and Transparency, which included the participation of academic experts and important Members of Parliament.
Finally, her passion for human rights protection has led her to engage in volunteering activities at both national and international levels. In Madrid, she participated in an educational project for children at risk of social exclusion and in a program to give legal assistance to Spanish prisoners in foreign jails. In South America, she joined the “Inka Way, meeting the Mayas”, a trip whose main purpose was to live with indigenous tribes, learn about their cultures and expose the serious violations of human rights that these tribes suffer.