Amandine Rushenguziminega joins TrustAfrica as the Program Associate with the International Criminal Justice (ICJ) Fund for Africa and the Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) Program. She is a passionate political scientist and human rights activist with a track record of working with African CSOs, international NGOs, justice institutions, and with the East African Community (EAC) and the African Union (AU). Amandine is experienced in policy research, advocacy work and project management and implementation on human rights, good governance and peace and security. She previously led the peace and security department at the Pan African Lawyers’ Union (PALU), based in Arusha, Tanzania, mostly addressing the political and humanitarian crisis in Burundi. In addition, she undertook research and a survey on the AU framework on Unconstitutional Changes of Government (UCG) in Africa. She holds a Master in International Relations – Security, Peace and Conflict – from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and a Bachelor in Political Science - International Relations, from the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland). She is fluent in both French and English.