Léa Meindre-Chautrand

Policy Officer

As Policy Officer, Léa is responsible for the development of policy guidance, recommendations and expert advice on victims’ rights, needs and services. She leads VSE’s advocacy work towards EU institutions and is implementing European projects on issues related to victims’ issues such as information, individual needs assessment and referral. Léa is a member of INVICTM (International Network Supporting Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence. She also supported VSE’s work on cross-border crimes issues including by managing VSE’s Terrorism Response Network and maintaining VSE’s cross border referral system. Léa is also responsible for VSE’s internship programme.

Before joining VSE in August 2018, Léa worked with the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) in Brussels and the Human Rights House Foundation in Geneva where she gained experience in UN and EU advocacy, research and legal analysis on the human rights situation in different countries. She also coordinated the involvement of several civil society organisations based in Geneva, Washington and New York in the nomination process of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in 2018. Originally from Strasbourg, Léa completed her Master’s Degree in international and European human rights law at the Catholic University of Lille, France.