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Legal Aid Clinic for Prisoners

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Criminal Law and Criminology 
Department of the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University
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Vera Karagiannidou

Vera founded the Legal Aid Clinic for Prisoners in 2020.

She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Groningen and an LLB in European Law from the University of Maastricht.

Her professional interests include Human Rights law, Criminal (Procedural) law, Refugee and Extradition law.

She is currently working at the legal office of the Dutch Council for Refugees.



Pauline Houbben

Pauline has graduated from Maastricht University after completing a LLB in European Law and a LLM in International Laws. She is currently working as a legal researcher for the Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights and is a legal intern at the Legal Office of the International Criminal Court. Her interests include human rights, in particular women's and children's rights, and international humanitarian law.



Caroline Karis

Caroline is studying the LLM Globalisation and Law with a specialisation in Human Rights following her LLB European Law School with a minor in Dutch Law. She is an active member of Amnesty International Maastricht Students (AIMS). Her main professional interests include international human rights law, in particular women’s rights and minority groups.



Maria Pia Lucariello

Pia is studying the LLM International and Transnational Criminal Law at the Universiteit Amsterdam after completing the LLB European Law School. She has done an internship at Simmons & Simmons in their Merger and Acquisitions Department and an internship at CSDS in Vietnam. Her main professional interests lie in the field of International and European Criminal Law as well as in Human Rights. 


Hande Wevers

Hande is currently enrolled in the LLM European Law School. She has graduated from the BA European Studies with a Minor in European and International Law. She has held student assistant positions at the Public Law Department of the Faculty of Law and the European Decision-making Unit at EIPA Maastricht. Her professional interests are Human Rights, especially Women's and Children's Rights, Criminal (Procedural) Law, and Justice in European Affairs.


Marta Pych

Marta is studying European Law School Bachelor at Maastricht University. She was an intern at the Court Watch Poland. She volunteered at the Association for Legal Intervention (a non-governmental organisation providing legal aid for refugees and migrants). Her main professional interests lie in the fields of Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and Migration Law.