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Ariane is a multi-disciplinary practitioner focusing on equality and human rights claims against public bodies. She is the Legal Director at the Public Law Project (PLP), where she leads the organisation’s casework and research teams. Prior to joining PLP, in addition to her work in chambers, Ariane was the Deputy Director at the Equal Rights Trust, where she led the organisation’s strategic litigation and legal research work.
Ariane has been contracted to undertake human rights evaluations and to produce policy and research papers for international bodies and organisations, including the Open Data Charter, Open Society Foundations, the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, the Freedom Online Coalition and Global Partners Digital. In 2019 she was a Legal Adviser at Amnesty International, where her thematic portfolio was focused on the rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, expression, association, and privacy
Between 2016 and 2017, Ariane led Reprieve’s work in Malawi assisting prisoners benefiting from the decision in Kafantayeni & Others v The Attorney General of Malawi (Constitutional Case No. 12 of 2005), by which the mandatory death sentence was ruled unconstitutional. During her time at Reprieve, Ariane worked with the Malawi Human Rights Commission and other local partners to secure new sentences for 51 prisoners; 24 of these individuals have received custodial sentences that led to their immediate release.