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Our StaffMeet the members of Docip and of its governing bodies

Our Staff

Meet the members of Docip and of its governing bodies

To be a Docip volunteer involves putting one’s skills at the service of indigenous delegates during their participation in the UN arena.

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Docip Staff

The Docip Team is made up of dynamic individuals with diverse origins and professional backgrounds, who have, over the last several years, become professionally and personally experienced not only in the promotion and defence of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, but also in the areas of project management, financial management, etc.


Position: Director
Studies: Professional in NGO management and development. Federal Professional Education and Training Diploma.
Experience: Working with Indigenous Peoples since 2001, mainly in North, Western and Central Africa and in Canada. Supporting global implementation of Indigenous Peoples' rights since 2011 with Docip
Languages: French, English, German and basic Russian
Contact: david(at)


Position: In charge of IT.
Languages: French and basic English
Contact: alain(at)


Position: Representative at the EU
Studies: Lawyer specialized in human rights. Advanced Master in human rights and specifically in Indigenous Peoples' rights.
Experience: Publication of thesis on Indigenous Peoples' right to education in Latin America. Expert of the European Commission in indigenous consultations during the UNPFII in 2015.
Languages: French, English, Spanish and Italian
Contact: amalia.rodriguez(at)


Position: Project leader: Funding research, international development and legal advice.
Studies: Colombian lawyer, having studied Law in Colombia, International Economic Law in Brazil, and European Union and International Administration Law in France.
Experience: Andrés has worked since 2005 in a law firm in the private sector. Since 2011, he has also had the opportunity to work for UNESCO in Paris, ADECOM in Pondicherry and OHCHR in Geneva.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Contact: andres(at)


Position: In charge of publications
Studies: M.A in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA), Master's degree in Economy and Society, B.A bilingual of Law and Spanish
Experiences: Various experiences abroad, including several in diplomacy in Latin America. Experiences with Indigenous peoples in Brazil, expertise in land rights.
Languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and basic German
Contact: claire(at)


Position: In charge of training
Studies: Lawyer specialized in human rights and United Nations multilateral advocacy. Advanced master in human rights and humanitarian law, juris doctor in law, and masters in English literature with a focus on postcolonial studies
Experiences: Attended WGIP in 2002. Has researched extraterritorial jurisdiction and forced displacement of indigenous peoples, and climate change and human rights. Working for NGOs, has effectively negotiated resolutions and outcomes in various parts of the United Nations and in inter-agency structures, while mainstreaming human rights, gender and disability. Provided support to the formation of the global indigenous disability caucus.
Languages: English, French, German, basic Spanish and understanding of the Russian alphabet
Contact: ellen(at)


Position: In charge of the Oral History project
Studies: Master in Political Science, Certificate in Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development (ongoing)
Experience: Volunteer during Docip's technical secretariat at a session of the Human Rights Council in 2007.
Languages: French, Italian, English, intermediate German and basic Spanish
Contact: fabrice(at)


Position: In charge of online documentation and the Documentation Center
Languages: English and French, understanding of the Russian alphabet
Contact: john(at)


Position: In charge of the monitoring and evaluation activity / Support of indigenous delegates during the UNPFII and EMRIP 
Studies:  PhD Studies in Law, Master’s degree in Research and Public Action Practices, Bachelor’s in International Studies and Modern Languages , Certificate in Immigration and Inter-Ethnic Relations                                                
Experience: Professional and social involvement in planning, implementation and evaluation of international projects on the promotion and defense of indigenous rights in Latin America. International research collaboration on Indigenous justice.
Languages: French, English, Spanish and basic level in Portuguese, Russian and German
Contact: josee(at)


Position: Coordinator of the technical secretariats.
Studies: MSc in Development Studies, majoring in Political Science.
Experience: Internships at two human rights organisations, focusing on the rights of indigenous peoples in Switzerland and Colombia, investigation and publication of a thesis on mining and ethno-territorial communities in Colombia.
Languages: German, French, English and Spanish
Contact: karen(at)


Position: Representative at the EU
Studies: Lawyer specialized in human rights
Experience: Adviser of a member of the European Parliament responsible for human rights issues (notably Indigenous Peoples) from 2010 to 2012. Expert of the European Commission in indigenous consultations during the UNPFII in 2015.
Languages: French and English
Contact: mathias.wuidar(at)


Position: In charge of information broadcasting and the agenda. In charge of online services.
Studies: Anthropoloy, Information and Communication Technologies
Experience: Working with Docip and Indigenous Peoples at the UN. Information and communication projects with Yanomami and Tupinambá in Brazil.
Languages: German, French, English, Portuguese
Contact: pascal(at)


Position: Accounting
Contact: compta(at)


Position : Apprenticeship in service and administration
Studies: Employee training in Business (École de commerce André-Chavanne)
Languages : French, English, Spanish and Italian 
Contact: christian(at) 

Members of the Docip Committee

The Docip Committee is an advisory, decision-making and operational body that is responsible for human resources, along with financial and organizational issues. Its members have many years of professional and personal on-the-ground experiences related to Indigenous Peoples and indigenous themes, as well as in the area of organizational and financial management in various workplaces.

Pierre Cariage : Docip Committee Chairman

Irène Hirt : Docip Committee Member

Pierrette Birraux : Docip Committee Member; scientific director from 1990 to 2013

Sabine Kradolfer : Docip Committee Member

Joël Perroud : Docip Committee Member

Carla Antunha : Docip Committee Member

Alain Gaumann : Docip Committee Member

Joël Jakubec : Docip Committee Member

Members of the Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is the highest decision-making body of Docip, and it is responsible for issues related to financial resources and legal matters. Board members have a keen interest in indigenous issues and, during the course of their professional careers, have acquired various competencies that facilitate Docip's good management.

René Longet : Chairman of the Foundation Board

Aline Helg : Member of the Foundation Board

Claude Auroi : Member of the Foundation Board

Jean Martin : Member of the Foundation Board

Pierre Cariage : Member of the Foundation Board

Joël Jakubec : Member of the Foundation Board

Alain Stehlé : Member of the Foundation Board

Carla Antunha : Member of the Foundation Board

Pierrette Birraux : Member of the Foundation Board; scientific director from 1990 to 2013

Sabine Kradolfer : Member of the Foundation Board