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Why

Lawyering for human rights and social justice.

How

Peter & Moreau is a law firm based in Geneva (Switzerland) with secondary offices in Paris (France) that provides consulting and legal defense services.  

Our firm assists a wide range of clients, including private entities and individuals, trade unions, NGOs, and International Organizations. For each case, we adopt a global approach that goes beyond the analysis of the legal issues at stake. Our assessment factors in communication and advocacy strategies as powerful leverages for the recognition of our clients’ rights. 

As part of our consulting activities, we evaluate the legal compliance of our clients’ activities and support them in articulating sensitive public positionings. The firm also provides advice and training sessions on the strategic use of international law monitoring mechanisms, such as UN bodies and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, Peter & Moreau’s attorneys regularly collaborate with International Organizations as external consultants on projects related to equality and non-discrimination, human trafficking and the protection of migrant workers. 

In their judicial work, Peter & Moreau’s attorneys represent clients before Swiss courts, foreign tribunals, and international jurisdictions. While we take on a wide variety of cases, our firm has acquired a specific expertise in the defense of activists and human rights defenders. Examples of such cases include the legal representation of Karla Avelar (LGBT+ advocate and Martin Ennals award winner) and Jordi Cuixart (Catalan leader and Director of the cultural non-profit organization Òmnium Cultural). 

Our firm has also developed a pro bono practice for cases in which impactful litigation is particularly needed. In this context, our efforts have yielded landmark decisions in areas such as the right to peaceful demonstration, non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the protection of victims of human trafficking. 

Peter & Moreau has a secondary office in Paris (France) and benefits from a strong network of trusted professionals in Switzerland and abroad.  

We assist our clients in French, English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Bulgarian. 

What

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Preparing and filing applications before the European and other international bodies competent to address human rights violations; drafting reports submitted to regional and international organizations by trade unions and NGOs; alleging breaches of international law in national proceedings. 

CRIMINAL LAW

Providing legal assistance to individuals accused of crimes; assisting victims of crimes seeking remedies in court; assisting individuals subjects to extradition orders or other measures of international mutual assistance between States. 

LABOR LAW

Assisting workers in individual or collective dispute resolution mechanisms and legal proceedings; drafting legal opinions and reports for trade unions and NGOs; advising on the strategic use of international labor law; representing international civil servants in employment disputes before the ILO Administrative Tribunal and the UN Dispute Tribunal (UNDT). 

IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM LAW

Assisting clients in removal proceedings and subject to administrative detention; preparing and filing asylum applications; preparing and submitting applications for temporary and permanent visas for study visits, family reunification, or employment. 

Who

CÉLINE MOREAU
OLIVIER PETER
CARLO SOMMARUGA
MILENA PEEVA
VALERIE DEBERNARDI
ANNA SERRA PICAMAL
JULIE FIEDLER
CAROLINE AUBRY

Contact

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Rue des Pavillons 17 / CP 90 / CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Recruitment

Peter Moreau receives applications. If you are ready to engage with conviction in our activities, have experience in the non-profit sector, a keen interest in international law and excellent language skills, please send us your application (CV, cover letter, work certificates and transcripts) at info@petermoreau.ch.