Zarina Sautieva is a human rights defender and researcher from the Republic of Ingushetia in Russia.
She has a background in International Relations (bachelor’s degree) and holds a master’s degree in International Protection of Human Rights from the Consortium of Russian Universities supported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization.
Currently she works as a Project Assistant at the human rights organization “Justice Initiative” where she is responsible for organizing trainings and workshops on various human rights issues for lawyers, psychologists and students from the North Caucasus. She also assists with drafting reports and preparing applications related to severe human rights violations.
In addition Zarina Sautieva is a Former Minority Fellow of 2019 OHCHR Minority Fellowship Programme. She advocates for women’s rights from ethnic and indigenous communities, preservation of languages of the ethnic and indigenous peoples of Russia and respect for human rights in the regions of the North Caucasus.
As a researcher Zarina Sautieva works mostly on issues related to human rights violations in the North Caucasus and civil society formation in Ingushetia, collaborates with different organizations, and presents reports and articles at various venues.
Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution