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About Sylwia Gawronska

Sylwia holds a Masters of Law in International Public Law, with a focus on human rights, and a BSc (Hons) degree in International Relations and Media from Oxford Brookes University. In 2017 she began a PhD research project at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Law, focusing on issues of human trafficking for the purpose of organ removal and organ trafficking with the aim to determine weakness of the current international legal framework and to develop recommendations to strengthen the criminal justice system response to illicit organ removal. From February to June 2019 she was conducting filed researcher study in Nepal, which for she was awarded a FWO grant.

Sylwia is also a Board Member of the Coalition of Organ Failure Solution (COFS) and provides, on pro bono basis, legal advice to COFS global projects. Previously she worked in the Asia-Pacific region with over 30 governments and  international partners, including IOM, UNODC, UNHCR and ILO, specifically dealing with issues of human trafficking, people smuggling and transnational crime.  She gained her experience in legal research and advocacy through working with the Oxfordshire Equality and Human Rights Council (UK), Reporters without Borders (USA), and Law Offices of Paul Strauss and Associates (USA). 

She is a big fan of art, trees and travelling.

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2000 Antwerpen
Tel. 032655171