Senior Counsel, Europe
Adina Portaru serves as senior counsel, Europe, for ADF International in Belgium, where she leads the work in Brussels with a particular focus on advocacy at the international institutions in Europe.
European Journal of Current Legal Issues: CJEU Cases C-157/15 Achbita and C-188/15 Bougnaoui: Following in the Footsteps of the European Court of Human Rights or Moving Away?
Nottingham Law Journal: Europe - In Search of a Soul? Article 17 TFEU and Its Functioning
European Yearbook on Human Rights: The EU Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief at their Fifth Anniversary: Implementation Lagging Behind?
Romanian Review of European Law: Freedom of Expression Online. The Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online
For the Next Generations: Freedom of Conscience: A Question for Now and Future Generations
In The News
World Watch Monitor: EU Should ‘Put People of the World’ First in Quest for Religious Freedom Report
The Boston Pilot: EU Ruling against Workplace Hijab Draws Religious Freedom Criticism
World Magazine: Romania Approaches Marriage Crossroads
Catholic News Agency: Will Religious Freedom be Safeguarded in Europe?
Catholic Register: EU Ruling against Workplace Hijab Draws Religious Freedom Criticism
Oxford Human Rights Hub: The Maltese Equality Act: Friend or Foe of Freedom of Religion?
Public Discourse: Renting Wombs is a Human Wrong, not a Human Right
Volkerrechtsblog: Does 'Neutrality' Trump Religious Freedom?
Legal Officer, United Nations
Giorgio Mazzoli serves as UN Legal Officer, representing ADF International at the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.
Director of External Relations
Andreas Thonhauser serves as director of external relations for ADF International, where he is responsible for building the organization’s media presence, forming alliances with key influencers and supporters.
Michael P. Farris
President and CEO
Michael P. Farris is President and CEO of ADF International. He brings to the position wide recognition for his successful work across the globe.