Martine, a committed life
1969 (15 March)
Martine was born in Thionville, the daughter of Justin Anstett, an associate professor of French letters and Marie-Louise Andres, a realtor. She is the second in a family of three children (with Laurence and Sophie).
Martine went to Romania some months after the revolution. She participated in the delivery of the aid collected in Moselle.
Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po). She obtained a Master Degree in International and European Law, and in 1994, a Master Degree in Community and European law.
Numerous internships in diplomacy (6 months at UN New York, 3 months at UN Geneva), journalism (L'Express, RTL TV, Le Républicain Lorrain) and business communication (Usinor Sacilor).
ASSOCIATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF TORTURE (APT), a Swiss NGO. Consultant - Preparation of reports for the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture Council of Europe.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, PARIS, Sub-Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian and Social Affairs. Contractor editor in charge of the coordination between the French mission in Geneva, the Ministry during the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Commission and the French Presidency of the European Union. Preparations for the World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995).
UNITED NATIONS, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva. Management of technical cooperation programs for Romania, Armenia and Malta.
Jan 96-March 1997
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, PARIS Sub-Directorate of International Officials. French staff management in International Organizations (IOs).
March 97-July 2002
UNITED NATIONSHigh Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Assistant of several international experts mandates (Special Representative of the Secretary General to the human rights activists, Special rapporteur on extrajudicial, perfunctory or arbitrary executions, independence of judges and lawyers).
She met Frantz Vaillant, Deputy Chief Editor at TV5MONDE.
July 2002-Dec 2005
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL French Section, PARIS
Communications Director and, among other functions, Spokesman of the French Section. Reliable collaboration to the major media.
Dec 2005-dec 2009
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS Special Advisor, General Directorate of Globalization, Sub-direction of Democratic Governance:
- International negotiations with foreign governments and international organizations such as OECD and the European Union. A Representative of France to the annual meetings of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) in Brussels.
- Appointed Deputy of the Ambassador for Human Rights (Mr. François Zimeray) between March and December 2008 for the organization of official ceremonies for 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
10 September, 2008
Birth of her son Jules, at Levallois-Perret British hospital.
Since December 2009
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF FRANCOPHONIE, PARIS
Assistant Director, Directorate of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights:
- High-level diplomatic and policy relations with the member states of Francophonie in the field of human rights, democracy and rule of law strengthening.
- Coordination of technical assistance to States and civil society in the governance sector, in line with the directions of IOF (International Organization of Francophonie) and field units; in charge for 2 years of the Conference of Francophone INGOs.
- Dialogue and cooperation within IOF partnership agreements with international organizations (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, European Union, Council of Europe, the Commonwealth).
29 April, 2015
Martine dies from heart and lung embolism, a few days after being admitted to the intensive care unit at Ambroise Paré Hospital (Boulogne-Billancourt).