Emmanuelle leads Fair Trials’ work on access to a lawyer and legal aid in Europe. Before joining Fair Trials, she practised as a criminal defence lawyer in Brussels, Boston and Paris between 2010 and 2019. She holds qualifying degrees in Belgian law (Université libre de Bruxelles), US law (New York University), French law (Paris-Nanterre) and English law (Essex University). She is admitted to the Paris and Massachusetts bars. She has published in the field of access to justice and legal aid for the most vulnerable people, and is a teaching assistant at the Université libre de Bruxelles in comparative law.