In 2018, the EYBA was granted a participatory status at the Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) of the Council of Europe.
Due to the complexity of this role, in 2019 the EYBA Executive Committee created a work group including two or three people, member from the EYBA memberships, experimented, interested in understanding the various committees of the Council of Europe, not-for-profit-organisation section, preparing submissions on behalf of the EYBA, and attending the Council of Europe yearly sessions.
This might be quite a bit of work, and work that sits more naturally as running in parallel to the board, with the current President and the immediate Past President also helping/attending the meetings. Also these persons have been on the EYBA Executive Committee already for at least a year, or have been involved in a board of a national young bar.
Update work sessions of this group are included at EYBA General Meeting.
EYBA representative to the Council of Europe
Giulia is the current EYBA President. She is an Italian criminal lawyer at the law firm ‘Studio Legale Giovene’ (Rome-Milan). She is a member of the Rome Young Bar Association and a member of the executive committee of AIGA-Roma. She has been participating since 2014, as team coach and judge, at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and ICC Moot Court Competition.
Joyce is the Immediate Past President of the EYBA. She is a Belgian lawyer based in Mons and Brussels where she set up her law practice in 2011. In December 2021, she was elected to the Board of the OING-SERVICE, the financial service of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.
Robert MC TERNAGHAN
Robert is an independent Barrister in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He is former member of EYBA board. He specialises in Human Rights, Public law & Sports Governance, Judicial Review & Immigration/Asylum. He is currently doing a PhD in Gambling Regulation & Sport.
Guillaume is a french avocat based in Toulon (French Riviera). He is Past President of the EYBA. In 2017, with Daniela R.A VALDEZ, he pioneered the integration of the EYBA within INGOs at the Council of Europe. He initiated the creation of this group to promote one of the core principles of the EYBA, Human Rights.