Marina Ban is from Budapest, Hungary. She is working on her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman and Dr. Ulad Belavusau. She is seconded to T.M.C. Asser Institute in the Hague, from the University of Amsterdam as a member of the MELA project (‘Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives’). She holds a B.A. in History from Eotvos Lorand University and an M.A. in Human Rights from Central European University (both in Budapest, Hungary) and in her PhD project, she will compare legal governance of memory in France and Hungary, and will study its compatibility with European and international law. She has previously worked for different human rights NGOs in Budapest (Hatter Society for LGBT People and Amnesty International Hungary) mostly dealing with preparing and translating research materials, fundraising and human rights education. She speaks native Hungarian, fluent English and conversational French. Her other research interests include European history (especially Hungary during and after the communist era), LGBT rights and freedom of expression.