human rights consultant
Marianne has worked as a free-lance human rights consultant in multi-disciplinary settings on disarmament, comparative constitutional law, National Human Rights Institutions, monitoring, freedom of speech, social rights, participation, rights-based development, and inclusion of persons with disabilities since 2007. She aspires to be a human being with a law degree rather than a lawyer.
Frequently trusted with politically sensitive missions, she is known for her ability to stay firm on diplomatic messaging. She has worked regularly for giz, DFAT, UNDP, and ICBL, among others. Her distinguished strategic abilities are sought after by clients keen to contextualize their ideas whilst holding on to a long-haul view.
Marianne’s capacity to discern complex issues is frequently relied on for both reports but also workshops as well as speaking engagements. In addition to reports, Marianne has drafted legislative text, proposals for United Nations policy documents and briefing papers for a range of political levels.
As a member of the Board of the Austrian League for Human Rights she was elected to the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency Platform’s Advisory Panel.