Associate Legal Advisor
Ana Gómez-Rojo is a Spanish national who joined Milieu in September 2014. Ana studied Law and International Relations at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. She also holds a Diploma in International Business and an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University where she graduated cum laude with the thesis “Easier said than done: victims’ participation rights at the International Criminal Court”.
Prior to joining Milieu, Ana worked with the American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court in New York where she gained experience on international criminal law and victims’ rights matters. She carried out research and drafted reports on the situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Darfur and the preliminary investigations of the ICC in Colombia. She also wrote a paper on transitional justice mechanisms, analysing the difference between restorative and retributive justice.
In 2010, she was a policy adviser for the Regional Bureau of Madrid in Brussels where she assisted in the representation of the Bureau before the Committee of the Regions, tabling and negotiating amendments to the agreements of the Committee. Between 2011 and 2012, Ana trained to become a judge in Spain. During her LLM, she was a Research Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group where she carried out research on international human rights violations and, particularly, on the international avenues of redress for victims of the most serious international crimes.
Whilst at Milieu, Ana acted as one of the in-house national experts for conformity checking studies and has contributed to projects on fundamental rights, namely, on forced marriages, antidiscrimination and the European Commission’s “Study on case-law on human trafficking for the purposes of labour exploitation”. In 2016 Ana left Belgium to live abroad but continues to contribute extensively to Milieu projects on a freelance basis.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Dutch