Trainers

Marie PegieCauchois

Marie PegieCauchois is currently working as Judicial Affairs Officer with the Justice and Corrections Standing Capacity, United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations, based in Brindisi, Italy. She holds a Master Degree in Private International Law from Paris 1 Sorbonne University, France; and a Master degree in Public and International Law from Melbourne University, Australia.

She has nearly 10 years of experience in capacity building, training and project management, legal drafting, legislative strengthening and technical institutional support. She has held key field, management and advisory roles in post conflict and development countries. These included: Program and research Associate with the OSCE in Croatia, Legal Project coordinator in State Law/Prime Minister Office in Vanuatu, Legal Advisor for the Vanuat Police Force Capacity Building Project, Adviser for Legislative strengthening and International Convention  for the Ministry of Justice and Community Services in Vanuatu and more recently Judicial Affairs Officer for United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

She has been part of the Vanuatu Police Capacity Project for 2 years which through a government approach, between the Government of Australia agencies, AusAID and the Australian Federal Police and the Vanuatu Police Force on behalf of the Government of Vanuatu supported the effective and efficient management of the human and financial resources of the Force andthe compliance of the officers with the Code of Ethics. It included planned activities and performance indicators for the general police, the mobile force under the five goals of the Vanuatu Police Force: a safe and secure community; prevent crime and prosecute offenders; protect the national interests and borders of Vanuatu; value people and resources; and keep the highest professional standards possible. She actively participated in the drafting of key legislation and regulationsfavoring an inclusive approach, development of community policing, implementation of measures towards ensuring compliance with applicable human rights standard during Police operations, etc.

In the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Support Office, she supported State building through technical institutional support to key sector institutions including the Judiciary, Ministry of Justice and legal Administration, the Police and Prison Services to improve service delivery, supported access to justice through empowerment of right holders through support community led rule of law forums; and supported the criminal justice stakeholders in curbing prolonged  arbitrary detention through prisoner review boards, prisoner case review process and mobile courts with special attention to women, girls and juveniles. 

 

B.A.Nasir

B.A. Nasir is a commissioned Police Officer in the rank of a Deputy Inspector General (Brigadier General) from the Police Service of Pakistan, currently working as a Police Reform Advisor, with the Standing Police Capacity of the Police Division, United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations, based in Brindisi, Italy. He holds master degrees in Science and International Affairs and a bachelor degree in Law. He is a graduate of Civil Services Academy, National Police Academy and the National School of Public Policy. He started his professional career in 1989 as a Magistrate First Class and later on joined as an Assistant Superintendent of Police. He has held key field, staff and training assignments, both within his home country  and abroad. These included: Magistrate First Class, Chief of Police of number of small and medium sized cities, Director (Training) of the National Police Academy, Staff Officer to Provincial Police Chief for Police Development, Oversight Mechanisms, Human Resource Management, Special Assistant to the Deputy Police Commissioner, International Police Task Force, United Nations Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina (IPTF-UNMIBH), Deputy Chief of Staff and the Chief of Staff IPTF-UNMIBH, Lead Investigator at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (UN-ICTY) and the Police Reform Advisor, United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

He has 23 years of experience in: police reforms, restructuring, planning, implementation, monitoring of projects, administration and management of police, conducting investigation of organized crime, war crimes and human rights violations.

He has been part of the Police Reforms initiatives in Pakistan since 2001 to create an operationally independent, democratically controlled and politically neutral police service from a centralized, colonial police force. This included: drafting of legislation/rules, improving training methods, effective evaluation systems, culture change, insulation of police from political interference, creation of civilian oversight bodies, contribution to gender mainstreaming, development of community policing etc. 

 

Agnieszka Nowak-Młynikowska

A psychologist, a graduate of the Psychology Institute at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (M.A. in social psychology), the post-graduate TROP School of Business Training in Warsaw, and the postgraduate School of Translation, Interpreting, and Languages at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She has experience both in business training (particularly soft managerial skills) and in psychological training for various groups of participants (including social workers, court officers, foster families, etc.). A long-standing collaborator (since 2002) of the Nobody’s Children Foundation in Warsaw, an NGO providing comprehensive support to abused children, child victims and witnesses of crime, and their families, where she took part in numerous projects focusing on the problems of child abuse and protection, including the protection of children involved in legal procedures (e.g., the “Child: Witness with Special Needs” program). For the past 15 years she has regularly broadened her psychological knowledge by translating scientific (academic) books and research articles on social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and neuroscience (more than 20 books, including authors such as Elliot Aronson, Jonathan Haidt, and Michael Gazzaniga).

 

Marceli Kwaśniewski

Graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań (anthropology of culture) and Jagiellonian University (European integration). Economic/social journalist for last 20  years, co-worker of many Polish media; written and electronic (Gazeta Wyborcza, public/private TV, radio stations). Team building and media trainer. Parallely working on social issues; participant in EU project “Included in Society”, worker at Krakow’s Daily Care Houses and founder of Fred Gijbels Foundation.  Mediator for last three years. Active participant of ongoing NGO-governmental public debate “Equal  Social Treatment” initiated by minister Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz.