Marilena is an impact litigation consultant based in London, UK. Focusing on persecuted minorities, she works on legal strategies and efforts to affect systemic and lasting change beyond the particular case involved. As an impact litigator, she worked for two International People's Tribunals - the Uyghur Tribunal and Iran's Atrocity Tribunal ('Aban Tribunal') collecting evidence to promote accountability for atrocity crimes and rule of law. She consults for Newlines Institute's Special Initiatives and has previously assisted strategic litigation initiatives at the IBA Human Rights Institute and the Yazidi Justice Committee. She comments on justice efforts in Iran and Central Asia, frequently through the lens of the impact of People's Tribunals, with some of her work published by IranSource (Atlantic Council), Opinio Juris and A Contrario ICL. She holds an LL.M. in International Criminal Law from the University of Galway (ICHR) and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Freiburg.