An-Sofie Leenknecht's Biography

[Part-time / parental leave]

Joined us in 2012.

An-Sofie coordinates EDFs initiatives related to human rights and gender equality in international cooperation. She supports EDFs advocacy to ensure the EU takes a leading role in promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) globally. She manages EDFs cooperation with universities and researchers on human rights issues.


She previously worked as a legal officer at UNIA, the Belgian national human rights institute and CRPD monitoring body, as a human rights trainee at the UN human rights office in Santiago de Chile,  and as a research trainee at the Human Rights Law centre at the University of Nottingham in the UK.

  • LLM in International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Master in Law, University of Ghent, Belgium


English, French, Spanish, Dutch

Twitter: @AnSofieLeenknec