Lawyering for human rights and social justice.
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.
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.
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.
Céline engages principally in domestic and international proceedings raising human rights issues. Prior to founding Peter Moreau, Celine has practiced law in Paris and San Francisco, mainly in the areas of criminal law and immigration law. She has also worked several years for the International Labour Office in Geneva. Specializing in international law, she is particularly experienced in the areas of equality and non-discrimination, and the protection of migrant workers.
In addition to her work as an attorney, Céline regularly acts as a consultant for the International Labour Office, evaluating the compliance of Member States with international labour standards.
She is a member of the Paris and California Bars and is registered on the EU/AFTA list of the Geneva Bar Commission. She is a member of the Association of Progressive Lawyers (AJP) and the Geneva Bar Association (ODAGE).
She practices in French, English and Spanish.
Olivier acts principally before Swiss and foreign criminal courts. He specializes in the defense of Human Rights activists, and victims of human trafficking and torture. He appears regularly before the European Court of Human Rights, which has ruled in his clients’ favor in many milestone decisions for the protection of victims of human rights violations.
In addition to practicing as an attorney, Olivier has been a teaching assistant and a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.
He is a member of the Board of the World Organization against Torture (OMCT) and of the Board of the Geneva Association of Progressive Lawyers (AJP). He is also a substitute member of the Geneva Bar Commission.
He regularly publishes articles on fundamental rights in scientific journals and in the press.
He practices in French, Spanish, Italian and English and speaks Catalan.
Carlo is an attorney licensed in Geneva who is committed to the defense of fundamental rights and international solidarity. He is a former activist in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and has intervened regularly in Colombia, Palestine and Turkey.
Drawing on his extensive experience at the Interprofessional Union of Workers (SIT), Carlo is the current national president of the Swiss Tenants Association (ASLOCA). He is also an experienced federal parliamentarian and is currently a member of the Council of States (senator) of the Canton of Geneva, where he sits on the legal affairs and foreign affairs committees.
He practices in French, Italian and Spanish and speaks English and German.
Milena specializes in criminal law, human rights law and immigration law. She represents clients primarily in Swiss criminal, civil and administrative tribunals. Before joining Peter Moreau, she obtained a Master’s degree in law from the Universities of Geneva and Toronto and a Certificate in Transnational Law from the University of Geneva. She completed her two-year traineeship in the Law Office of criminal defense attorneys Jean-Marie Crettaz and Arnaud Moutinot.
Actively engaged in the fight against discrimination and the protection of minority rights, Milena co- authored a legal brochure on LGBT+ rights, published by the University of Geneva in 2019. The same year, she co-organized the seminar "Addressing gender and discrimination in the teaching of the law” at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva.
Milena is a member of the Swiss-French Network Gender, Law and Sexualities, the legal clinic for unaccompanied minors, the Association of Progressive Lawyers (AJP) and the Geneva Bar Association (ODAGE).
She practices in French, English and Bulgarian.
Valerie holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s Degree in Public Law in French and German from the Universities of Geneva and Basel. During her studies, Valerie worked part time for law firms in Geneva and Ticino. After working as a lawyer at the Swiss trade union UNIA, she began her lawyer traineeship at Peter Moreau in February 2020. Her main fields of interest are labor law and international law.
Valerie is a member of the committee of the Association of Progressive Lawyers (AJP) and participated in the establishment of the AJP Student Chapter. Valerie developed her competencies in human rights law through a wide variety of engagements, including her participation in the Law Clinic of the University of Geneva on LGBT+ rights, the organization of the Human Rights Film Festival of Lugano, interning with the World Organization against Torture (OMCT) and volunteering to teach Italian to asylum seekers.
She practices in French and Italian and speaks English, Spanish and German.
Anna coordinates the administrative activities of the firm. She holds a License in International Relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a License in Translation and Interpretation from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Prior to joining Peter Moreau, she worked for several years for the Geneva-based literary group Société de Lecture as an administrative assistant. Anna also worked as a translator for many institutions and film festivals, including the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights (Geneva FIFDH). In Barcelona, she worked for the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) in the Unit in charge of the activities of the Catalan communities abroad, where she was in charge of an internship program.
Throughout her studies, she has developed a strong interest in human rights. She worked part-time as a guide for the United Nations Office in Geneva and interned with the Information, Coordination & Management Unit of the Special Procedures Division of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
She works in French, English, Spanish and Catalan.
Julie is in charge of the daily administrative management. She holds a Bachelor in Sociology from the University of Geneva and is currently enrolled in a Master in Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne. She joined Peter Moreau when it was founded in 2020 and has been working with Olivier Peter since 2015.
Julie was engaged for a long time in the Geneva Section of the Swiss League of Human Rights. She is now active in several civil society groups dedicated to the defense of the rights of migrants, in particular unaccompanied minors. She is also an advocate for gender equality. As such, she is active in several feminist groups and speaks at public events on feminist struggles.
She works in French, English and German and speaks Italian.
Caroline performs legal research and provides administrative support to the firm. She holds a Bachelor in International Relations from the University of Geneva where she is currently pursuing a Master in General Law. She joined the Law Office of Olivier Peter in 2019 and Peter Moreau when it was founded in 2020.
Very involved in the non-profit sector in Geneva, Caroline also works for the local NGO Superlicorne which offers activities to the residents of the shelter home Tattes. Before that, she worked for the Geneva student housing cooperative La Cigüe and the women's shelter home of the Foundation Au Cœur des Grottes. She is also a volunteer at the Silure legal clinic in Geneva.
She works in French, English and Spanish and speaks Italian.
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