Current Fellows

Radhika Agarwal - Algorithmic Discrimination Fellow

Radhika Agarwal is an India-qualified lawyer; she holds an LL.M. in IP law from Queen Mary University of London. She has worked in India in the areas of patent law, international trade, and cryptocurrency regulation. She has recently joined as a Fellow as part of ERT's 'Algorithmic Discrimination Initiative'. Outside of her work, Radhika enjoys going on nature walks, trying new recipes, and reading Reader's Digest Select Editions.



Ilef Kassab - Supporting Equality Law Reform Fellow

Ilef Kassab is a Research Fellow at the Equal Rights Trust. As part of the Supporting Equality Law Reform Programme, she is currently conducting research to accelerate equality law reform in North and West Africa and the Middle East.

Ilef is a Tunisian human rights practitioner and researcher with a BA in Public Law and an MA in Environmental and Urban Planning Law for the University of Carthage and an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria. She served as a legal assistant supporting the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Focal Point on Reprisals in Africa at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). She speaks Arabic, English, French, and intermediate Portuguese.

Zamzam Mohammed - Land, Corruption and Discrimination Fellow

Zamzam Mohammed is a Kenyan lawyer, currently working as a Legal and Human Rights Advisor at the Kenya Mission to the United Nations in New York where she represents Kenya in the negotiation of United Nations resolutions and processes. 

Previously, Zamzam worked as a Legal Fellow at the International Service for Human Rights in New York to support the work of human rights defenders through advocacy and strategic litigation to UN Treaty Bodies. She has also worked as a commercial lawyer in Kaplan & Stratton Advocates, a leading law-firm in Nairobi, where she focused on land and conveyancing matters and worked pro-bono on the rights of women and children.

Zamzam holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from Harvard Law School where she was also part of the International Human Rights Law Clinic. She also holds an LL.B with first-class honors from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Zamzam is admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and awaiting admission to the New York bar. 

John Mwebe - Land, Corruption and Discrimination Fellow

Mwebe is a development practitioner with over ten years’ experience in Land rights advocacy and actively engaged in research and capacity building on land and natural resource governance in national and international spaces. He currently works as a Program Coordinator for the International Accountability Project in Africa leading on action-research to advance policies that respect human rights at International Finance Institutions.



Ignacio Silva  - Supporting Equality Law Reform Fellow

Ignacio Silva is a Chilean lawyer who currently serves as a Legal Fellow at the Equal Rights Trust. His primary responsibility is to support the organization's legal research initiatives aimed at promoting equality law reform in Latin America. In addition to his work with the Equal Rights Trust, he is pursuing a master's degree in human rights from the University of Utrecht.

Before joining the Trust, Ignacio gained extensive experience as a researcher and public advocacy coordinator for Techo-Chile, a leading NGO dedicated to improving the lives of those living in informal settlements. This experience enabled him to develop a deep understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable communities and the critical role that legal expertise can play in promoting their rights.

Marianne Crielle Vitug  - Supporting Equality Law Reform Fellow

Marianne Crielle Vitug is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. She is currently a Program Officer at The Asia Foundation, where she manages the Empowered Movements for Rights and Gender Equality (EMERGE) Program. She is also a lecturer of law at the University of the Philippines and the De La Salle University.



Former Fellows

Natalia Chudyk - Legal Fellow

Natalia Chudyk is a qualified lawyer in Paraguay with a Doctorate in International Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master's degree in Human Rights from the Carlos III University of Madrid. She has experience working with international and regional human rights bodies, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Paraguay), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where she was the recipient of the Rómulo Gallegos scholarship, and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.