Lucy Maxwell joined the Equal Rights Trust in February 2017. Lucy co-ordinates several of the Trust’s projects implemented globally. Her work focuses on supporting lawyers to provide legal services to victims of discrimination and to litigate at the national, regional and international level. She also co-ordinates the research component of certain projects, looking at patterns of discrimination and assessing national legal frameworks on the right to equality. Lucy oversaw the recent Trust publications focused on promoting LGBT rights entitled, Equality and Non-Discrimination in Russia: Best Practice Guide for Lawyers and Equality and Non-Discrimination in Russia: Best Practice Guide for Service Providers.
Lucy is an Australian-qualified human rights lawyer, she has first-hand experience in litigation in Australia, South Africa and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.
Clare Lunzer - Team Administrator
Clare Lunzer joined the Equal Rights Trust in September 2017. She is responsible for the office administration as well as supporting the Trust’s project’s logistics and project management. She helps to co-ordinate the Trust’s training workshops and project monitoring and evaluation.
Before joining the Trust, Clare worked in various administrative and finance roles and was a team leader for Progressio ICS in Nicaragua.
Clare holds a BA from the University of Sheffield in English and Philosophy.
Rami Hassouna - Head of Operations
Rami Hassouna joined the Trust in December 2017. He leads the Trust’s operational management. Accordingly, he is responsible for its grant management and compliance, and he also oversees financial activities to ensure the financial health and efficiency of the organisation. Rami ensures that the Trust’s projects implemented globally are contractually compliant, ensuring they are delivered on time and achieve their stated objectives. He is also responsible for the continued development of standard operating procedures that allow the Trust to deliver its projects effectively. He is part of the Trust’s Senior Management Team and contributes to the broader organisational development of the Trust under supervision of the Trust’s Co-directors.
Before the Trust, Rami worked in project management for BBC Media Action, delivering projects in Syria & Lebanon. He is also a qualified accountant, having worked at PwC doing public sector audit & consultancy work. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Exeter.
Karin Frodé - Advocacy and Programmes Officer
Karin Frodé joined the Equal Rights Trust in March 2017. She co-ordinates a number of the Trust’s projects implemented globally including, among others, its multi-country project promoting the implementation of core human rights and labour rights conventions. For these projects she undertakes key activities including, substantive research, training equality activists and supporting advocacy at national and international levels.
Karin has a background in legal research and advocacy which has developed from working with charities, UN bodies and academic institutions including, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, ARTICLE 19, UNHCR and Liverpool Law School. She also worked as a researcher with an NGO in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Master of Laws) with distinction from the University of Oxford and an LLB in Law and Human Rights from the University of Essex with nine academic awards.
Camilla Alonzo - Legal and Programmes Officer
Camilla Alonzo joined the Equal Rights Trust in January 2017. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing a number of the Trust’s country-specific projects which focus on supporting civil society, lawyers and human rights defenders to promote equality and combat all forms of discrimination through litigation, advocacy, research, and capacity building. Camilla also led the research and drafting of the Trust’s thematic report Learning InEquality, which explores how equality law can be used to tackle the issue of out-of-school children.
Camilla is a qualified solicitor, having trained and practised as an employment lawyer at an international law firm in London. Prior to joining the Trust, Camilla spent time working at REDRESS, Rights Watch (UK), and in the Civil Party Lead-Co-Lawyers Section of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia. Camilla holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge (First Class Honours), and an LLM in Public International Law and Human Rights from the London School of Economics (Distinction).