Sorana Mocanu (Romania)

Sorana Mocanu is currently the Vice-president of the Human Relations Institute (HRI), one of the leading non-governmental organizations in the area of research, community outreach and individual support of vulnerable people. Before HRI, Sorana activated for more than 10 years as lead expert, promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms as part of the United Nations system. With considerable practical experience in Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology in developing countries in Eastern Europe, Central and South-East Asia, Sorana conducted numerous human rights investigations and internationally-led assesments, providing evaluations and recommendations. She has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of social integration, anti-discrimination, minority rights and civil society engagement, contributing to a better understanding and enforcement of international human rights standards at the local level.