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Holly Dranginis is a Policy Analyst for the Enough Project, focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Prior to joining the Enough Project, she interned for the United States Mission to the United Nations and the prosecution team on the Charles Taylor case in The Hague. She helped defend two death row inmates, conducting extensive mitigation investigations in Texas and successfully litigate a case against the government of Guatemala before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights involving forced disappearances and torture.
Before law school, Holly was a Program Director at Insight Collaborative and spent a year in Northern Uganda where she facilitated the work of International Criminal Court intermediaries and piloted a violence prevention program in war-affected primary schools in the North. She also worked as a consultant to former-ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
From 2006-2007, Holly was a Fulbright Scholar in Guatemala where she investigated criminal trials, reparations, and truth-telling mechanisms related to Guatemala’s genocide.
Holly holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and a B.A. in International Relations and History from Connecticut College. She speaks Spanish.