Ms. Madara Meļņika, an associate working in Sorainen Dispute Resolution and C&R Practice Areas, obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law.

During her bachelor’s studies, on the Erasmus+ mobility programme Madara spent a semester at the University of Salzburg, and during master’s studies she used a scholarship from Kurt Hagen to perform a research and study German law for a half a year in Germany, at Freie Universität Berlin. In addition, Madara represented the University of Latvia in the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition where her team won the regional rounds of North Europe; likewise, she participated as a co-author in legal research group on the protection of journalists’ sources organised by ELSA International and the Council of Europe and was the member of Youth Board in Index on Censorship.

Currently, Madara Meļņika is involved in various media law and human rights projects.