Mariette Grange


Mariette Grange is a researcher and human rights practitioner with extensive international advocacy and migration-related research experience.  Her previous assignments include both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch representation to the United Nations Office in Geneva, including during the institution-building years of the Human Rights Council. She has done international advocacy work and research on civil and political rights as well as migration management and forced displacement, child labour, “child protagonism”, women rights, and the landmines campaign and developed rights-based international advocacy programmes for refugees, migrants and internally-displaced persons rooted in field operations for faith-based NGOs. She has worked for the International Council on Human Rights Policy and has done research on the UN human rights treaty body system and jurisprudence and practice for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and produced pilot training material on the human rights of migrants for the Office.


A board member and adviser to several NGOs and training programmes, she regularly advises civil society organisations, academic projects and inter-governmental processes and mechanisms on issues of migration and human rights and shares expertise through capacity-building, training and teaching activities in various world regions. Ms Grange holds an MA in translation from the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes, Brussels. Her MA thesis focused on anthropology and the caste system. Mariette Grange acted as advisor to the GDP since its creation in 2006, prior to joining it as Senior Researcher in 2011.


Contact Information

Maison de la Paix, Ch. Eugène-Rigot, 2, CP 136
1211 Geneva 21


Current position:
Senior Researcher
Global Detention Project
Academic Institution:
Institut de hautes Etudes internationales et du Développement - Graduate Institute Geneva