Caroline Newman

Caroline Loussouarn Newman is an associate justice at the French National Asylum court. She has solid experience in international development NGOs having worked in this sector for more than 20 years. She started her career in this industry in 1998 at the International Center for Not-for- Profit Law in Washington DC where she was managing rule of law programs in the Caucasus and Western NIS and served as a legal expert on public financing mechanisms for NGOs. She later joined the Open Society Institute in Budapest as a Program Manager for the Local Government and Public Service Initiative, where she was responsible for the Russian Federation and the Balkan region from 2003 through 2005. She started working on child’s rights as a legal expert in deinstitutionalisation projects in Armenia, Moldova and Georgia and has had the privilege to be the lead drafter of major normative acts reforming child care in Moldova and Georgia. She was Terre des Hommes France’s Secretary General from 2014 until the establishment of Kids Empowerment in June 2016. She  was legal representative, on behalf of the French Red Cross, of unaccompanied minor seeking international protection over the period 2015-2018.

She holds an LL.M in Legal History and Theory from UCL, University of London, a degree in International Law from MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) and a Graduate degree from HEI (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales).

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