Francesca Braga Biography

Francesca is a Lawyer specialised in international law and human rights and an International Consultant for NGOs in Southeast Asia in international criminal law, international law, gender, migration, labour law, and criminal responsibility. In 2018, she was the Adviser to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of San Marino to the United Nations in New York.

In 2018, she worked and lived in Bangkok (Thailand), where she analyzed the problem of women’s access to justice in Southeast Asia.

In 2017, she was a Legal Assistant to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a Research Assistant to the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Department of Asia Law and Justice (Fordham University, New York).

From 2016 to 2017, she was a Legal Consultant for the Defence Support Section to the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) and also an international human rights lawyer in Europe. After University, she was a Legal Assistant to a Public Prosecutor (Milan, Italy).

Francesca holds a Degree in Law and two Master of Laws (LL.M.), one in International Crime and Justice (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, 2016) and the other in International Law and Justice (Fordham University School of Law, 2018).

Since 2017, she has written several articles for the Federal Bar Association and Fordham International Law Journal (the US). In 2018, she participated as a Speaker in numerous roundtable discussions and conferences on the rule of law, international human rights, international law and international criminal law: Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention and International Women’s Day (New York); and Women’s Human Rights Summit (Lisbon).

Since 2015, she has been admitted to the Italian Bar in Milan.

International Lawyer and Legal Adviser

Practice Areas

I apply a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze and address all aspects of human rights violations and crimes. I am specialized in international law, international criminal law and human rights law. I envision a world where people everywhere enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms.


The posts are about new perspectives of consideration of grave violations of human rights all around the world. In particular, my opinions are focused on minorities and women’s human rights. Human rights violations and crimes need to be reported to the authority and also people need to be aware about it

The blog is not intended to convey legal advice. I post in my individual capacity, and my opinions do not necessarily reflect the official position of UN or any other organization with I am affiliated.

December 18, 2018

The 2018 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights

December 18, 2018
December 17, 2018

Global Compact for Migration

December 17, 2018
December 7, 2018

70 Years of the Genocide Convention

December 7, 2018
November 16, 2018

News from UNAKRT – Life Imprisonment in Case 002/02

November 16, 2018

My Latest Articles

During the past years, I have lived in several countries. (Cambodia, Thailand, the USA, Myanmar, Hong Kong, the Netherlands). These experiences have a huge impact on my professional and personal life.

March 30, 2019

ISIS and the Crimes Against the Yazidi Group. “When ISIS attacked Sinjar, they came to destroy”.

– The Federal Lawyer, November Issue 2019 –  Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She is a 25 years old Yazidi woman who was captured […]
December 1, 2018

Women and Justice in Southeast Asia. The Case of Thailand

– The Federal Lawyer, December Issue 2018 –  Promoting Access to Justice (A2J) in respect of human rights violations and abuses is a prerequisite for the full […]
September 3, 2018

Myanmar: Violence against the Rohingya Population. The Importance of the Evidence.

– The Federal Lawyer, September Issue 2018 – The number of Rohingya victims is uncertain: estimates range between 400 and 6,700, but the categorization of the […]

Most recent Conferences

Since 2015, I have met people and I have experienced different cultures, traditions, and customs. I have developed new ideas and project from all over the world.