Shirley Pouget is an advocacy officer with the Open Society Justice Initiative. Pouget's Justice Initiative portfolio includes advocacy on economic justice (anticorruption and abusive lending) and litigation to support the implementation of human rights judgments, primarily in Europe.
Pouget has over 15 years’ international experience as a rule of law and human rights practitioner and has led high-level capacity-building programs, international fact-finding missions, trial observations, and advocacy and legal research projects in numerous jurisdictions, including Myanmar, Syria, Thailand, and Zambia. Pouget's previous positions include: senior program lawyer with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (London), legal adviser/cabinet member for French politician Andre Vallini (Grenoble), program director with Ensemble Contre La Peine de Mort (Paris), and legal officer with the Burma Lawyers’ Council (Thailand).
Pouget is a qualified French jurist with an MA in international public and European law from the University of Law Aix-Marseille, an LLM in international corporate governance, financial regulation, and economic law from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and an MA as a legal field officer specializing in humanitarian and human rights law from the University of Law Aix-Marseille.