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.
Raymond McGrath, President, has been a private investigator in San Francisco, California since 1978.
Nancy Pemberton is a private investigator in the San Francisco, California Bay Area. An active member of the State Bar of California between 1985 and 2015, Pemberton practiced law in federal and state courts for several years before becoming a private investigator.
Desmond Travers is a retired Colonel of the Army of the Irish Defence Forces.
Colonel Bernard Markey
Colonel Bernard Markey is an Army Officer of the Irish Defence Forces with over 30 years professional military experience at home and abroad.
Bernard O’Donnell has extensive experience in conducting, leading and managing national and international investigations.
John Ralston was the Executive Director of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations from 2003 to 2016.
Ken Roberts is a Senior Legal Officer at the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (Syria).
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).
William Schabas, Order of Canada, Chair of the Board, is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London.
Jayne Stoyles is a lawyer, the first Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and an Ashoka Canada Fellow.
Kaoru Okuizumi is the Director of the United Nations Team of Experts on Rule of Law / Sexual Violence in Conflict, on assignment from the Justice and Corrections Service of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh
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).
Beth Van Schaack
Beth Van Schaack is the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School—where she teaches in the areas of international human rights, international criminal law, and atrocities prevention—and a Faculty Fellow with the Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice at Stanford University.
The staff of the IICI are also assisted by a range of expert consultants hired on an as needs basis.
Bruce Bursik was a Detective Captain in the South African Police Service, where he investigated serious crimes such as murder for twelve years.
Professor Ray Murphy
is a professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.
served in the Irish Defence Forces for over twenty years and retired with the rank of Captain in 2001.
has been an investigator at the International Criminal Court since 2015.
is a staff sergeant with the Halifax Regional Police, and has been a member of the Halifax Regional Police Department for twenty-nine years.
is IICI’s intelligence and analysis expert and has been part of the IICI team since 2006.
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 is the Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, a project begun by the Cambodian Genocide Center at Yale University.
Richard J. Goldstone
Richard J. Goldstone is a former member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
Dennis McManus is Professor of Patristics and Medieval Latin Literature, Georgetown University.