Short Biographical Note
Sandrine Gaillot has been representing clients before the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since 2007.
Between 2008 and 2011, Sandrine was the Legal Adviser to the Registrar of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. She has advised governments and international organizations on human rights issues, treaty implementation, and legislative reform.
Sandrine is member of the New York Bar and soon to be member of the Quebec Bar. After receiving her law degree from the Jean Monnet Faculty of Law in Paris, France, she received two Masters of Law, one LL.M., magna cum laude, in International Human Rights Law from the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame (2007), and one LL.M. in Trial Advocacy in Federal Criminal Defense from the California Western School of Law (2013). Sandrine also holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University (Bloomington) (2002).
Before joining the ICTR as a defense attorney, Sandrine spent a year in Ituri, in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, working as a Political Affairs Officer for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, where she monitored the implementation of a pilot disarmament program. Prior to that, Sandrine spent two years in The Hague at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and at the International Criminal Court where she worked as an investigator and analyst on allegations of massive crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast. Sandrine's previous experience includes working for a year on a multi-million-dollar biotech IP litigation for a prominent Washington, D.C.-based law firm.
Sandrine recently published in the Federal Criminal Defense Journal, and is admitted to appear before Federal courts in New York State (Eastern and Southern Districts). She is currently involved with the American Bar Association-sponsored Business and Human Rights Project.