Liliane Umubyeyi, a Rwandan and Belgian citizen, has been working on conflict resolution and democratic governance for almost a decade. She has a deep interest in understanding how societies respond to political conflicts, and the institutions, practices, and mechanisms they put in place to restore the social fabric post-conflict. Liliane’s work on the subject has been both scholarly and practice-based, blends sociological and legal perspectives, and has focused on African countries.
Liliane has worked on South African apartheid victims’ demands for reparations through the South African and US judicial systems. As a research consultant for international organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme and the International Centre for Transitional Justice, she has also examined processes/mechanisms of conflict resolution in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cote d’Ivoire.
Prior to joining Avocats Sans Frontières (an international NGO facilitating access to justice in a dozen of countries) as Research Coordinator in 2018, Liliane Umubyeyi taught Sociology at Sciences Po Paris and Political Sciences at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre.
She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and in Law from the Université Saint Louis Bruxelles.