Karin joined the Center in 2021 and is responsible for advancing international human rights norms pertaining to reproductive rights with international human rights mechanisms, in particular the Treaty Bodies mechanisms.
Before joining the Center, she had worked for several years with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Panama and Bolivia and has experience monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation in different countries in Latin America, including in Nicaragua (remotely) and Bolivia, among others. She has also worked with Special Procedures mandate holders, in particular the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and the Special Rapporteur on racism, as well as with the Human Rights Council.
At the local level in Geneva, she collaborated with local organizations working on women’s rights and asylum-seekers, among others. Prior to these experiences, she was an intern with the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations in Geneva and the Swiss Embassy in Santiago (Chile).
Karin received her master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Montreal and her BA in International Relations from the University of Geneva. She has also undertaken specific certifications and trainings on women’s rights and advocacy, as well as on civil, political, economic social and cultural rights. Karin is fluent in French and Spanish, speaks Italian, has an intermediate level in Portuguese and German and a basic knowledge of Arabic.