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Europe and Central Asia Programme


Temur Shakirov – Senior Legal Adviser

Temur Shakirov specializes in international law with a focus on criminal justice process, fair trial, independence of judges and lawyers, implementation of international human rights obligations by States. Temur joined the Europe and CIS Programme of the ICJ in Geneva in early 2009. He has carried out research, missions other work related to the justice system focusing particularly on CIS States including the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Central Asian and others. Temur obtained his LL.M from Washington College of Law of the American University in DC. He previously graduated from the Tashkent State Institute of Law and the Uzbek World Languages University. Before joining the ICJ Temur worked at the Tashkent City Bar Association and the ABA/CEELI in Uzbekistan.

Karolína Babická – Legal Adviser

Karolína Babická is Legal Adviser in the European Programme, following human rights issues related to asylum and migration, children’s rights, rule of law or counter-terrorism. She contributes to legal analysis, capacity building for legal professionals, research and advocacy work. Before joining the ICJ in 2016, Karolína worked in various NGOs in Brussels and in Prague. She holds a PhD in international and European law from Charles University in Prague and the Certificate of European Asylum and Migration Law from the Odysseus Network, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Catherine Courbe – Programme Manager

Catherine joined the ICJ in February 2020. She supports the ICJ Europe and Central Asia Programme to develop, implement, monitor and report on projects that seek to protect human rights through adherence to the rule of law. Catherine previously worked on Emergency Response programs and on Civil Society Organisation projects for an international NGO; during this time she was based in different countries including South Sudan and Yemen. Catherine holds two degrees – in Political Sciences from Université de Liege and in International Law from Université de Grenoble.

Mouna Raouani – Finance Officer

Mouna Raouani Joined ICJ ECA programme in January 2022, She holds a Bachelor’s and A Master’s degree in Accountancy and she has held increasingly responsible roles supporting the finance and accounts functions in both private and non-profit sector, possessing more than 9 years of experience in key positions in the accounts and finance department including working as a Finance Officer in the ICJ MENA programme. She has managed to gain an extensive insight within this field. Right now, she is working at ICJ Brussels office, managing the finances of ECA Programme.

Maureen Tummers – Administrative Assistant


Dmitriy Nurumov – Legal Programme Consultant

In 2015-2016, Dmitriy Nurumov served as Special Adviser on Ukraine for the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM). In 2011, he joined OSCE/HCNM as Legal Adviser. In 2014, he was promoted to the position of Senior Adviser in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the ODIHR Rule of Law Unit as OSCE/ODIHR Rule of Law Programme Coordinator in Central Asia and managed a trial-monitoring project in Armenia. Before joining the OSCE/ODIHR, Dmitry Nurumov was a Legal Expert for the OSCE Centre in Almaty from 2001 to 2003. In the past, he also worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and for a local NGO in Kazakhstan. In 2000, he defended a PhD in International Public Law at Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations (MGIMO). He has written and edited publications on criminal procedure, human rights and constitutional law.

Kerem Altiparmak – Legal Programme Consultant

Kerem Altiparmak has LLB (1995) and LLM (1998) degrees from the Ankara University and PhD degree from the Leeds University (2002). He was the Director of the Human Rights Centre of the Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences until October 2017. He has also worked in a number of human rights projects with human rights NGOs, especially with the Human Rights Joint Platform in Turkey. He also worked with Prof. Yaman Akdeniz (İstanbul Bilgi University) in a number of freedom of expression projects. He won Turkish Publishers Association Award (2014), Halit Çelenk Legal Prize (2015), Columbia Global Freedom of Expression Award (2016) and Press Association of Turkey Press Freedom Prize (2016) with Professor Yaman Akdeniz. He was also the recipient of Franco-German Prize for Human Rights & the Rule of Law in 2017.