Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans is an expert in human rights law; for over 20 years she has worked with organizations, movements, and governments to protect civil society freedoms. As the Executive Director of the European Center for Not-for Profit Law (ECNL), she leads work to develop global standards and national laws on the rights to freedom of association, assembly, and participation, and to document how different laws impact their enjoyment.
Through Hadzi-Miceva Evans’ work with ECNL and membership in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)/ Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Panel on the Freedom of Assembly and of Association, she provided expertise in the development of the UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment No. 37 and the ODIHR Guidelines on Freedom of Assembly. Through her membership in the Expert Council on NGO Law of the Council of Europe, Hadzi-Miceva Evans has contributed to several papers and analyses, including on Russian legislation. She has likewise spoken at different forums to raise awareness about freedoms of assembly and association (e.g., at TEDx Liberdade, EU, and UN hearings).