The Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace, with the colaboration of Universitat Internacional de la Pau, Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya (IDHC) and Escola de Cultura de Pau, organizes the Conference "Geopolitics of arms: tools and denunciation from civil society", that will take place on the afternoon of Thursday May 30th, 2019 in Barcelona.
Linde Byrck is a Dutch licensed attorney. In 2015, Linde obtained an NYU Human Rights Fellowship allowing her to train with ECCHR over the summer, where she assisted the International Crimes and Accountability Program. Later, she worked as a Human Rights Officer for the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX. In 2016, she joined ECCHR's Business and Human Rights program.
Vincent Letellier is member of the Brussels Bar since 1997. As a constitutionalist and specialist in administrative law he pleads mainly before the Constitutional Court and the Council of State. He is also a lecturer at the Université libre de Bruxelles where he teaches fundamental rights and civil liberties. He has been an advisor in the office of to the Minister of Justice in 2004-2005. He is the usual counsel to the League of Human Rights in the context of arms trade litigation.
Member of Campaign Against Arms Trade as a parliamentary co-ordinator. Main responsibilities include ensuring that CAAT's parliamentary work is integrated with the organisation's overall strategic plan, and liaising with other organisations in the UK and overseas.
National Coordinator for the Italian Network for Disarmament, he’s been working in the field of peace and disarmament since 2004. Vignarca has research and coordination roles in mobilizations and campaigns promoting those topics, including the Italian branch of Control Arms, Stop Killer Robots, International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons, Global Campaign on Military Spending and the European Forum on Armed Drones.
Doctor and Professor of Administrative Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid. His field of research is the application of Spanish legislation to military operations abroad and the arms trade in Africa.
Has a Master’s Degree in English Philology and has worked on arms trade control and human rights issues for 25 years at the Spanish, EU and international level, mostly in Amnesty International (AI). He coordinated AI’s advocacy work during the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations, and previously worked for the Costa Rica based Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress. He also managed a UN-funded ATT training programme for the Belgian based International Peace Information Service andhas coordinated for several years a joint NGO arms trade control campaign including FundiPau and the Spanish branches of Amnesty, Greenpeace and Oxfam. He has published several research reports on Spanish arms transfers.
Laëtitia Sedou works as the EU Programme Officer on behalf of the European Network Against the Arms Trade. Laëtitia is an experienced advocate in Brussels, including eight years at the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT).
Tica Font has been a professor in non-formal education, a tutor for the National Distance University (UNED) and a technician in the environment in the Diputación de Barcelona. She was founder of the Center d'Estudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs. She was director of the Institut Català Internacional per la Pau. She is an expert in defense economics, arms trade, defense budgets and the military industry.
Jordi Calvo Rufanges
Doctor in peace, conflicts and development, economist and researcher on culture of peace, disarmament and defense economy. He has worked as coordinator of humanitarian projects. He is the coordinator of the Center Delàs and professor of international relations, armed conflicts, defense economy and cooperation (UJI, URL, UOC). And Vice President of the International Peace Bureau (IPB).