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LILIANE UMUBYEYI

 Socio-legal Researcher

Liliane Umubyeyi is a Rwandan and Belgian citizen and is the co-founder and co-director of the African Futures Action Lab (AfaLab), an organization whose mission is to strengthen the efforts of activists, researchers and policymakers pursuing racial justice and the recognition of the enduring effects of colonialism and slavery.  Prior to establish AfaLab, Liliane worked in the field of international development (United Nations, International Centre for Transitional Justice, Avocats Sans Frontières and the American Bar Association) on projects concerning access to justice for marginalized groups, transitional justice, gender justice and land governance. 

Liliane holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) and in Law from the Université Saint Louis Bruxelles (Belgium). Her PhD research focused on apartheid victims' mobilizations in South African and American courts.

She’s fluent in French, Kinyarwanda, and English.