Dr. Krisztina Huszti-Orban joined the Human Rights Center as a Research Fellow in February 2018. In this capacity, she leads the support provided by the Center to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
Prior to joining the Center, Krisztina was a senior researcher with the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology project housed at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, focusing on the human rights impact of data-driven technologies, including on regulatory and governance responses to the use of such technologies at the international and multi-stakeholder level.
Before that, Krisztina worked as a legal adviser with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, where she covered security policies and human rights, with particular emphasis on counter-terrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism, and advised on international humanitarian law and international criminal law.
Previously, she was a lawyer with the Directorate of the Jurisconsult of the European Court of Human Rights where she provided advice on matters pertaining to human rights law and diverse aspects of public international law to the Sections and the Grand Chamber of the Court. During her time at the Court she closely advised on several cases adjudicated before the Grand Chamber.
Krisztina was also a visiting researcher at New York University School of Law, and worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the United Nations Office of Amnesty International in Geneva and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
Krisztina holds a Ph.D. in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, an LL.M. in international humanitarian law and human rights from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, a master’s degree in comparative law and governance from the Andrassy Gyula University in Budapest, and a degree in law from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca, Romania.