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Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo

Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Lucia is a Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Lucia researches and writes on a broad range of organised crime types internationally, however her focus to date has been on irregular migration, drug policy in sub-saharan Africa and illegal gold mining in South America.

Lucia is currently working as legal and policy adviser to the Planning and Development Department of the Punjab Government, Pakistan, and previously held the same role at the Ministry of Finance, Ghana. Prior to this Lucia was a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May in London. She is currently based in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Gwen Boniface
Gwen Boniface

Independent Expert

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Jean-Luc Lemahieu
Jean-Luc Lemahieu

Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC

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Comfort Ero
Comfort Ero

Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group

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Gabriella E. Sanchez
Gabriella E. Sanchez

Associate Director for Research and Assistant Professor, National Security Studies Institute – University of Texas El Paso

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Lars H. Bergqvist
Lars H. Bergqvist

Master Mariner, Norwegian Merchant Marine Lieutenant, Royal Swedish Naval Reserve

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Mary Alice Young
Mary Alice Young

Researcher and Lecturer in Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England

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