Director and Co-Founder
Willy was an active advocate for human rights in Communist countries during the Cold War. He has extensive experience in freedom of religion or belief around the world. He is a member of the International Consortium on Law and Religious Studies. He has written many articles in university journals, held lectures in academic conferences, testified before inter-state organizations and given interviews to international media.
Brianna has a BS in Psychology from Northeastern University and a MA in International Migration with a secondary specialisation in Human Rights Law from the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies. She has previously worked as an advocate for survivors of gender-based violence in the U.S. and primarily focuses on gender rights, LGBTQI rights and migrants’ rights.
HRWF Network of Experts
HRWF’s network of experts are independent consultants. They cannot be held accountable for the choice of policies of HRWF, a prerogative of the board of directors.
Ievgeniia DODINA, PhD (Odessa): Administrative Justice in Ukraine
Zsuzsa-Anna FERENCZY, PhD (Brussels): Human Rights in China and in North Korea
Hans NOOT (Netherlands): Freedom of Religion or Belief
Oliver PAHNECKE (Warsaw): Rule of Law, Sovereign Finance, Human Rights and Independence of the Judiciary
Aaron RHODES, PhD (Hamburg): Human Rights Senior Analyst, Anti-Semitism and Freedom of Expression
Alfiaz VAIYA (Brussels): Racism and Xenophobia
Dominic ZOEHRER (Vienna): Freedom of Religion or Belief
HRWF Network of Correspondents
HRWF has a network of correspondents around the world that provide us information, news and analyses for our newsletters. For their security, some want to remain anonymous or use a nickname.
Farook AFTAB (UK)
CK (South Korea)
Alexandr KUZMINS (Latvia)
Ji Soo KWON (South Korea)
Jarrod LOPES (USA)
Eva SAENZ-DIEZ, PhD (Belgium)
Marcela SZYMANSKI (Belgium)
Stéphane VALTER, PhD (France)
Lixin YANG (USA)
HRWF Network of Volunteers
Angélique FAUTRE (Belgium)
Sheryl L. (USA)
HRWF Board of Directors
Charles BINDELS, Regis DERICQUEBOURG, Willy FAUTRE, Fabrice MARTIN, Hans NOOT, Pierre RIGOULOT, Alfiaz VAIYA, and Peter VAN GEEL.