Marta Achler (@achlerm) previously served as Deputy Head of the Democratization Department of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). She defended her PhD at the Department of Law of the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy (supervisor, Professor Martin Scheinin), in the field of human rights of assembly and association and new technologies. She is a member of the Centre for Judicial Co-operation at EUI.
Marta has been practicing as a lawyer in the field of international law and international human rights law for over 18 years. She also worked in the private law field, prior to taking on her assignments with ODIHR, where she held the post of Chief of the Legislative Support Unit in the Democratization Department representing the organization at United Nations and Council of Europe bodies (Venice Commission) and subsequently became Deputy Head of Democratization.
Her areas of expertise are, international human rights, constitutional law and democratization. She received her LLB/MA from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.