Summer School on Human Rights,Migration & Globalization,8-12 July 2013

Ms M. Grange


Mariette Grange is a Senior Researcher at the Global Detention Project of the Program for the Study of Global Migration (Gradate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland). She is a human rights practitioner who co-founded the Amnesty International Office to the United Nations in Geneva in the late 80s and subsequently became the Advocacy Director of the Human Rights Watch Office in Geneva, providing leadership during the institution-building years of the Human Rights Council in 2006 and 2007. In between both assignments she has done advocacy work on migration and forced displacement and research on child labour, “child protagonism”, women rights, and the landmines campaign at the World Council of Churches. She then joined the International Catholic Migration Commission in 2001 and established a rights-based international advocacy programme for refugees, migrants and internally-displaced persons rooted in ICMC’s field operations and led research projects on the United Nations human rights treaty body system, with particular emphasis on protection of the rights of migrants and racism.

More recently, Mariette Grange was the External Relations Coordinator of the International Council on Human Rights Policy until the end of 2008 and also did research on UN treaty bodies’ jurisprudence and practice for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and produced pilot training material on the human rights of migrants for the Office.
A board member and adviser to several NGOs and training programmes, she regularly advises civil society organisations, academic projects and inter-governmental processes and mechanisms on issues of migration and human rights and shares expertise through capacity-building and training activities in various world regions. Ms Grange holds an MA in translation from the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes, Brussels.