Annabelle Bonnefont is a Legal Analyst for the Global Center, a nonprofit organization that works towards a more just and secure world by addressing the root causes of violent extremism. She provides research and programming support on criminal justice and rule of law issues. Her most recent projects focused on civil society engagement in the UN counterterrorism efforts and the impact of countering the financing of terrorism on civic space.
She has legal experience in France, China, and the United States in the fields of public and private international law, rule of law, counter-terrorism, human rights law, and peace-building operations. After practicing as a trainee lawyer in international litigation and arbitration within international law firms, she was a consultant for the United Nations and conducted legal analysis in the area of counter-terrorism, investigation and human rights law. Annabelle is a member of the Paris Bar, she holds a Master degree from Paris 2 Université Panthéon-Assas in international law, a Master degree from INLACO in Chinese language and modern Politics and a LL.M degree from Columbia Law School.