Pascale Vander Espt is a lawyer with expertise in justice reform issues and international human rights law. She has worked in the human rights and justice departments of several UN peace-keeping missions (Angola, East-Timor) and has assisted in establishing the UN Human Rights Office in Angola. She also worked for several NGOs, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Malawi.
More recently, she has worked for EuropeAid, the Cooperation Office of the European Commission (2004- 2010), where she was in charge of the quality of operations and the provision of thematic support to EU Delegations abroad in the design and formulation of programmes in the justice sector, both in ACP countries and Latin-America. She is now using this expertise as an independent consultant.
Pascale Vander Espt is also an attorney-at-law, specialised in immigration and asylum cases. She holds a bachelor in law and a master’s degree in development studies.