Cannelle Lavite studied law at the Université de Toulouse (France). She was awarded an LL.M. with a specialization in corporate governance and criminal law from the Université de Montréal (Canada) and the Université de Lyon (France). After her graduation, she worked for several local organizations in Brazil and Mongolia focusing on socio-economic rights. She then worked at Human Rights Watch on the trial of Hissène Habré. Cannelle Lavite's doctoral thesis looks at the protection of whistleblowers under asylum law. In autumn 2018, she joined ECCHR's Business and Human Rights program as a Bertha Justice Fellow.