People

Board of Directors and Officers

The Board of Directors of the IICI is the governing body of the Institute. It is composed of experts from around the world, and from disciplines relevant to both teaching and conducting investigations into serious violations of international humanitarian law. Military officers, human rights investigators, academics, criminal investigators, and experts in international law have joined forces to create a new approach to the investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

William Schabas ‐ President

William Schabas, Order of Canada, President of IICI, is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London.

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Monica Mächler ‐ Board Member

Monica Mächler serves as non-excutive member of various boards of directors, is active in non-profit organisations and is lecturing and publishing on matters of fi-nancial market regulation, corporate governance and business law.

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Bernard O’Donnell ‐ Vice President

Bernard (Bernie) O’Donnell is the Vice President of the IICI. Bernie’s career spans more than 40 years working in the field of investigations.

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Colonel Ian Byrne DSM (Retd)

Ian Byrne has recently retired after 38 years’ service in the Irish Defence Forces. His extensive career includes a breath of appointments across the policy, operational, and training environments. The most notable strategic appointments include his most recent as Director of Military Police and Provost Marshal […]

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Heather Ryan ‐ Board Member

Heather Ryan is the Open Society Justice Intiative’s representative in Cambodia, monitoring the work of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge trials).

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Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh ‐ Board Member

Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh studied literature and international law. She holds an MA degree in international law from the University of Pantheon Sorbonne (Paris I).

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Delia Chatoor ‐ Board Member

Delia Chatoor is a foreign service officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Colonel Bernard Markey ‐ Board Member

Colonel Bernard Markey is an Army Officer of the Irish Defence Forces with over 30 years professional military experience at home and abroad.

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Kaoru Okuizumi ‐ Board Member

Kaoru Okuizumi is the Deputy Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM). She was previously the Director of the UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict, which was established by the Security Council to assist national authorities in ensuring criminal accountability for conflict-related sexual violence.

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Nancy Pemberton ‐ Treasurer

Nancy Pemberton is a retired attorney, investigator, and mitigation specialist residing in Northern California.

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John Ralston ‐ Board Member

John Ralston was the Executive Director of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations from 2003 to 2016.

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Patrick D. Robbins ‐ Board Member

Patrick Robbins is a partner in the San Francisco office of Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he specializes in criminal and enforcement matters…

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Lena Sundh ‐ Board Member

Lena Sundh is a retired Swedish diplomat who has also served in the UN. She has been ambassador to Angola, Special Envoy of Sweden to the Africa Great Lakes region and counsellor for political affairs at the Swedish Mission to the UN in New York.

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Dr Aminata Touré ‐ Board Member

Aminata Touré is a Senegalese politician and human rights activist. She held several governmental positions including Prime Minister (2013-2014), Minister of Justice (2012-2013), President’s Special Envoy for Internal and External Affairs (2015-2019), President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (2019-2020).

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Desmond Travers

Desmond Travers is a retired Colonel of the Army of the Irish Defence Forces.

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People

IICI Staff and Long-Term Consultants

Philip Trewhitt

is the Institute’s Executive Director

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Gabriël Oosthuizen

is the Institute’s Programme Director

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Kirstin McMullen

is the Institute's Head of Office and Program Manager

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Ingrid Crowl

is the Institute's Finance Officer

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Ulic Egan

is the Institute’s Programme Manager

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Olivia Head

is the Communications, Advocacy and Project Support Consultant on the Murad Code Project

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Ingrid Elliott

is the Deputy Co-Lead on the Murad Code Project

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Marion Volkmann-Brandau

is the Deputy Co-Lead on the Murad Code Project

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People

Recent IICI Trainers and Mentors

  • Alexa Koenig, Alexa Koenig, PhD, JD,Co-Founder, Investigations Lab, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
    Co-Executive and Co-Faculty Director, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law, Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law
    Co-Chair, Human Rights Law Committee
  • Emmanuelle Marchand, Deputy Director / Head of the legal unit at Civitas Maxima
  • Dr Crofton Black, Research consultant. Senior reporter at Lighthouse Reports”
  • Dean Manning
  • Erin Gallagher, International Criminal and Human Rights Investigator
  • Howard Tucker. CBE MSc
  • Dr John Tobin,psychiatrist, Lt Col (retired), and author
  • Lada Soljan
  • Liliana Todorovic-Sudetic, Clinical Psychologist, trauma expert, and staff welfare adviser
  • Linda Liebenberg
  • Lindsay Freeman, Technology, Law & Policy Director Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Patricia Viseur Sellers, Special Advisor for Slavery Crimes to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Professor, International Criminal Law, University of Oxford
  • Priya Gopalan, international criminal lawyer and member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
  • Penny Hart
  • Maxine Marcus, Director, Partners in Justice International
  • Willie Nugent, Eurocheck Security Consultants
  • Natasha Vicary
  • Henriette Stratmann
  • The staff of the IICI are also assisted by a range of expert consultants hired on an as needed basis.

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Murad Code Project Consultants

  • Dr Ingrid Elliott
  • Marion Volkmann-Brandau
  • Olivia Head
  • Erin Gallagher
  • Aine Sperrin
  • Andy Sherman
  • Dr Chris Dolan
  • Dalila Seoane
  • Elizabeth Bohart
  • Galen Lamphere-Englund
  • Lara Quarterman
  • Lisa Davis
  • Louise Goldbold
  • Marc Doherty
  • Michelle Kissenkoetter
  • Michelle Oliel
  • Nadine Tunasi
  • Nelly Warega
  • Nina Donaghy
  • Sami Shabi
  • Shivan Toma
  • Sherizaan Minwalla
  • Stephanie Barbour
  • Penny Hart
  • Yvonne Fisher

People

Council of Advisors

The Council of Advisors is composed of prestigious individuals in the field of international law. The Institute relies upon these volunteers for their expertise and advice.

Youk Chhang

Youk Chhang is the Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), founder of Sleuk Rith Institute and a survivor of the Khmer Rouge’s “killing fields.”

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Richard J. Goldstone

Richard J. Goldstone is a former Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa and a former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. From 15 August 1994 to September 1996 he served as the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

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Dennis McManus

Dennis McManus is Professor of Patristics and Medieval Latin Literature, Georgetown University.

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Karen Snell

Karen L. Snell graduated from Stanford Law School in 1981. She began her legal career as a litigation associate at the San Francisco law firm Morrison & Foerster.

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