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

Raymond McGrath, President, has been a private investigator in San Francisco, California since 1978.

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Raymond McGrath
Raymond McGrath, President, has been a private investigator in San Francisco, California since 1978. During his career, he has conducted investigations into murder, arson, child kidnapping, rape, extortion, and fraud.After learning his trade under the tutelage of well-known investigator Jack Webb, he opened his own firm in 1988. His work has encompassed both civil and criminal litigation. McGrath has international investigative experience, having worked in France, Hong Kong, mainland China and Ireland. He has been qualified as an expert in investigations in a California state court proceeding.

In 1999, McGrath participated in a panel on training and investigation at the Hague Appeal for Peace. Since that time he has helped to organize the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. In 2010 he was named a Fellow of the Purpose Prize, awarded to Americans who make a significant contribution to social progress in their second careers.

Nancy Pemberton

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.

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Nancy Pemberton
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. In 1992, she founded the investigative firm of Mason, Tully & Pemberton, which specialized in criminal defense and complex civil litigation. Pemberton developed an expertise in capital case mitigation investigation, and worked as both an investigator and an attorney on capital cases. Her work has also emphasized internal work place investigations, particularly for school districts.

Pemberton earned her B.A. in Economics from San Francisco State University, graduating summa cum laude. She attended Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley where she was named to the Order of the Coif. Pemberton currently serves on the finance committee of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the audit committee of the Akonadi Foundation. She is Secretary/Treasurer of the IICI and IICIF.

Desmond Travers

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

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Desmond Travers
Desmond Travers is a retired Colonel of the Army of the Irish Defence Forces. His last appointment was as Commandant of its Military College. In a career spanning over forty years, he served in various command and instructional appointments in the Infantry Corps. He was a founder of two of the Forces’ teaching and training institutions.

He also served in command of troops and in key operational appointments with various UN and EU peace support missions. These were in the Middle-East (Cyprus, Lebanon) and in the Former Yugoslavia (Croatia and Bosnia and Hercegovina). He is a student of military history and his works are published internationally from time to time.

Delia Chatoor

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

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Delia Chatoor
Delia Chatoor is a foreign service officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. For the past two years she has been the Head of the Americas Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and provides guidance on International Law (International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law) to the Ministry and other institutions. She has also been delivering lectures on these subjects as well as Multilateral Diplomacy to the University of the West Indies and other institutions. She has been assisting in the setting of examination papers for new officers to the Ministry. She is the holder of a Masters Degree in International Law from University College, London and a post-graduate diploma in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

Bernard O'Donnell

Bernard O’Donnell has extensive experience in conducting, leading and managing national and international investigations.

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Bernard O’Donnell
Bernard O’Donnell has extensive experience in conducting, leading and managing national and international investigations. His career includes service with the Australian Federal Police, the United Nations Civilian Police, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague), the Independent Inquiry Committee into the UN Oil-for-Food Programme (New York), the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva), the United Nations Development Program (New York) and (currently) the European Investment Bank (Luxembourg).

Along with professional investigation training from a number of organisations, Bernie has undertaken undergraduate studies in social sciences (Charles Sturt University) and post graduate studies in business (Monash University), finance (University of Leicester), accounting (University of Canberra), and law (University of London and University of de Montfort, Leicester).

Gerald Gray

Gerald Gray is a clinical social worker who was in the private practice of psychotherapy for 20 years.

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Gerald Gray
Gerald Gray is a clinical social worker who was in the private practice of psychotherapy for 20 years. In 1986 he founded Survivors International, a San Francisco Center to provide clinical and social services to refugee survivors of political torture. He was president of the board of directors for 10 years, and was a psychotherapist to torture survivors from many countries.

In 1998, he founded and became Executive Director of The Center for Justice and Accountability, an organization dedicated to ending the impunity of human rights violators. The Center supports various projects, ranging from tracking violators in the U.S. and preparing cases for criminal prosecutions by the Department of Justice, to suing violators in civil court for recompense, to initially sponsoring the Institute for International Investigation (now IICI).

William D. Haglund

William D. Haglund was Director of the International Forensic Program for Physicians for Human Rights, a Boston-based Non-Governmental Organization until he retired in 2006.

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William D. Haglund
William D. Haglund was Director of the International Forensic Program for Physicians for Human Rights, a Boston-based Non-Governmental Organization until he retired in 2006. Areas where he has been involved in forensic missions include Central America, Africa, Former Yugoslavia, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, East Timor and Sierra Leone. He was Chief Medical Investigator of the King county Medical Examiner’s Office, Seattle, Washington, for several years. In December 1995 he took a position with the United Nations as Senior Forensic Advisor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Dr. Haglund teaches medical legal death investigators through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from the University of California at Irvine and his Ph.D. in physical anthropology from the University of Washington.

Dr. Haglund’s publications are in the areas of outdoor scene processing for human remains, taphonomy, and human identification. They include three books: Taphonomy: the Postmortem Fate of Human Remains, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Methods, Theory and Archeological Perspectives and Medico Legal Death Investigator Training Manual. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and has served as an affiliate member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Medical Examiners. He was also a three-time president of the Washington State Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Association.

Lt. Gen. Gerry McMahon

Lt.Gen. Gerry McMahon retired as Chief of Staff of the Irish Defense Forces in 1998 after a career of 45 years at home and overseas.

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Lt. Gen. Gerry McMahon
Lt.Gen. Gerry McMahon retired as Chief of Staff of the Irish Defense Forces in 1998 after a career of 45 years at home and overseas. Commissioned into the Infantry he served in a wide selection of command and staff appointments at home, including being a logistics officer at Western Command Headquarters, an instructor at the Irish Military College, Commanding Officer of the 5 Infantry Battalion and an operations staff officer at Defense Headquarters.

Towards the end of his career he served as Commandant of the Military College, Defense Forces Quartermaster-General and Deputy Chief of Staff before becoming the Chief of Staff for his final four years of service. He had wide experience on overseas peacekeeping missions throughout his career, serving at various times in the Congo, Cyprus, Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. He also spent a year working in the Dept. of Peacekeeping Operations in UN HQ New York.

Since retirement he is enjoying his leisure time. He writes for the Irish Times and Examiner newspapers and dabbles in the lecture circuit. He is also involved in some projects that interest him, one of these being the Institute for International Criminal Investigations.

Ken Roberts

Ken Roberts is the Senior Legal Officer in the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

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Ken Roberts
Ken Roberts is the Senior Legal Officer in the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. His earlier professional engagements in the private and public sector include having worked for 15 years at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in a number of capacities including Deputy Registrar and Senior Legal Officer in Chambers. He also served as Chief of the Legal Policy Unit in the Department of Justice of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. Mr. Roberts co-founded International Criminal Law Services Foundation, serving as Chairperson of the Board of Directors from 2006-13. He has published articles and co-edited a book on international criminal law. He is a member of the Bar of Ontario, Canada, and a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.), the University of Western Ontario (LL.B.), and the London School of Economics (LL.M.).

Heather Ryan

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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Heather Ryan
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). Previously she was the Associate Director of the Global Green Grants Fund in Boulder, Colorado USA, which makes global grants to grass roots organizations in the developing world. She was the project director for the Carr Center Domestic Human Rights Project. She joined the Carr Center in May of 2000 after spending a year and a half working with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as the liaison in The Hague for the Coalition for International Justice.

Prior to that she worked for the American Bar Association’s Center and East European Law Initiative doing judicial reform work in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. For 18 years, she was a partner with the law firm of Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law and served as a law clerk for the Honorable William E. Doyle of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

William Schabas

William Schabas, Order of Canada, Chair of the Board, is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London.

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William Schabas
William Schabas, Order of Canada, Chair of the Board, is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He is also professor of human rights law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He holds an MA degree in history from the University of Toronto and an LLD from the University of Montreal.

Professor Schabas is the author of 12 books and more than 90 articles in the area of international human rights, including The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law (Cambridge, 1997) and Genocide in International Law (Cambridge, 2000). He has frequently participated in human rights fact-finding missions for international NGOs such as Amnesty International and the International Federation of Human Rights.

Jayne Stoyles

Jayne Stoyles is a lawyer, the first Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and an Ashoka Canada Fellow.

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Jayne Stoyles
Jayne Stoyles is a lawyer, the first Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and an Ashoka Canada Fellow. Jayne served for several years as the Program Director of the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court in New York, a network of 2,000 NGOs worldwide that helped bring about the establishment of the Court and that was twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize during her tenure. She has been a Senior Adviser to the Institute for Global Policy in New York on issues of human security, UN reform and international justice, provided International Humanitarian Law training for the Red Cross, and taught international law at Carleton University in Canada. Before and during her law degree at Queen’s University, Jayne did volunteer placements in Africa, Latin America and a First Nations community in northern Canada. She is the 2010 winner of the Walter S. Tarnopolsky Human Rights Award and of the Lord Reading Law Society Human Rights Award, and was named one of Ottawa’s Top 50 People in 2008 by Ottawa Life Magazine. She has been featured in The Precedent and in the Charity Village Spotlight.

Kaoru Okuizumi

Kaoru Okuizumi is the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York.

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Kaoru Okuizumi
Kaoru Okuizumi is the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York. Ms. Okuizumi’s previous assignments include Deputy Registrar of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Legal Adviser to the Registrar of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Legal Officer in the Registry of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and International Lawyer with the Human Rights Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ms. Okuizumi has also worked in United Nations field operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo and Nepal. Ms. Okuizumi is a member of the New York State Bar and a graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A.), the New York University School of Law (J.D.) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (M.P.A.). In 2010, she was a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School.

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).

 

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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).

She worked as a lawyer at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), the European Union and the African Union, served as Executive Director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, and served as policy advisor at  the ICTY and ICTR and senior legal adviser at International Criminal Court.

Her research is focused in the Great Lakes Region, Horn of Africa, Middle East, the Western Balkans, North Caucasus and South East Asia.

Research interests: transitional justice, historical dialogue, reconciliation, youth

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.

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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. Prior to returning to academia, she served as Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice of the U.S. Department of State. In that capacity, she helped to advise the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights on the formulation of U.S. policy regarding the prevention of and accountability for mass atrocities, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. She continues to serve as a Special Government Expert on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. At Stanford, she has also been a Visiting Scholar with the Center for International Security & Cooperation of the Freeman Spogli Institute.

Prior to her State Department appointment, Van Schaack was Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law. In this capacity, she served as the Academic Adviser to the United States interagency delegation to the International Criminal Court Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2010. Van Schaack joined the Santa Clara faculty from private practice at Morrison & Foerster LLP where she practiced the areas of commercial law, intellectual property, international law, and human rights. Prior to entering private practice, Van Schaack was Acting Executive Director and Staff Attorney with The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA). She continues to advise a number of human rights and international justice organizations, including: the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ), the International Justice Resource Center (IJRC), the Syrian Commission on International Justice & Accountability (CIJA), CJA, and Accountability Council. Van Schaack is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School.

Staff

The staff of the IICI are also assisted by a range of expert consultants hired on an as needs basis.

Philip Trewhitt

is the Institute’s Executive Director

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Philip Trewhitt
Philip Trewhitt is the Institute’s Executive Director. A British national, Philip has over 17 years’ experience of conducting and leading investigations including into violations of international humanitarian law and human rights, as well fraud and corruption within international organisations. From 2003-2004, he was the UK government focal point on transitional justice in Baghdad; he then headed the Baghdad team conducting investigations into breaches of Iraqi sanctions under the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme. Following a number of positions in the United Nations, he was appointed in 2011 to lead the investigation team for the UN Commission of Inquiry into breaches of international humanitarian law and human rights by all parties to the Libya conflict. Immediately prior to joining IICI, Philip was a fraud and corruption investigator with the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law and an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2004 and is a recipient of the Office of the US Secretary of Defense Public Service Award.

Sophia Huber

is the Institute's Support Officer

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Sophia Huber

Sophia is the Support Officer for IICI and brings many years of project and office management to her role.  Sophia is also an artist.

Gabriël Oosthuizen

is the Institute’s Programme Director

 

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Gabriël Oosthuizen
Gabriël Oosthuizen is the Programme Director of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. He joined IICI full-time in early 2014. Specialised in the field of international criminal law, his earlier legal advisory, training and management positions include Chief of Party of the Uganda Project of the Public International Law & Policy Group. Gabriël also was the Executive Director of the NGO International Criminal Law Services (ICLS); Head, Legal Unit, UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK); and Associate Legal Officer, Chambers, UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He has edited and written books, academic and NGO publications, and consulted on various areas of law, and on international and southern African affairs. He holds an LLB from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and an LLM in Public International Law cum laude from the University of Leiden (Netherlands).

Ulic Egan

is the Institute’s is Programme Manager.

 

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Ulic Egan
Ulic Egan is Programme Manager for the IICI. He has a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Master’s degree in International Criminal law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights. He previously worked as a legal research consultant to the Law Society of Ireland and as an intern for the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTY. He has also worked as a legal clerical officer for the Prosecution Policy Unit at the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ireland. Ulic is published in the Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) and has also published on the topic of Irish Neutrality.

Kirstin McMullen

is the Institute's Head of Office

 

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Kirstin McMullen
Kirstin McMullen is the Head of Office for the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. She has her degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Denver.  Prior to joining the IICI she worked as a research and support assistant to an International Law and Sexual and Gender Based Violence expert in The Hague and in the private sector working in project management and with Native American Tribes in the States.

Core Faculty

Bruce Bursik

Bruce Bursik was a Detective Captain in the South African Police Service, where he investigated serious crimes such as murder for twelve years.

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Bruce Bursik
Bruce Bursik was a Detective Captain in the South African Police Service, where he investigated serious crimes such as murder for twelve years.  He thereafter joined the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as an investigator and spent the following six and a half years investigating genocide and crimes against humanity in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H).  He then investigated serious criminal cases, on behalf of the UN, in post-conflict areas such as East Timor, Afghanistan and Kosovo before returning to B&H as an investigator for the Bosnian State Court War Crimes Division, where he served for two years as a senior field investigator.  Bruce then joined the fight against Maritime Piracy in the East African region, serving as a UN police advisor/trainer to the Seychelles Police Force for a year and a half.  Bruce then joined the Seychelles Police Force in 2012 as a Superintendent and went on to become the Director of the National Crimes Services Division.  He left the Seychelles in September 2015 and is now a consultant in the field of criminal investigation.

Dr. Ray Murphy

is a professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.

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Dr. Ray Murphy
Dr. Ray Murphy is a professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. He completed his B.A. in 1979, and then took a Bachelor in Law (LL.B.) degree in 1981. He completed a B.L. degree and was called to the Irish bar in 1984 and a Master’s degree in International Law (M.Litt.) at Dublin University (Trinity College) in 1991. In 2001, he completed his Ph.D. in International Law at the University of Nottingham, England. In addition to his position at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Prof. Murphy is on the faculty of the International Institute for Criminal Investigations and Justice Rapid Response. He has also conducted training on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the International Institute for Humanitarian Law at San Remo (Italy) and the Pearson Peacekeeping Center, Canada. Prof. Murphy is a Commissioner with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. He is a former member and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of Amnesty International (Ireland). Prof. Murphy is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Human Rights Institutes. Prof. Murphy was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Law, Al-Haq, Ramallah in 2014. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006 and worked with Human Rights Watch in New York as a resident scholar. He is a former Captain in the Irish Defence Forces and he served as an infantry officer with the Irish contingent of UNIFIL in Lebanon in 1981/82 and again in 1989.  He was Chairperson of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission from 1997 to 2000. He has field experience with the OSCE in Bosnia in 1996 and 1997. He has also worked on short assignments in west and southern Africa and the Middle East for Amnesty International, the European Union and the Irish Government.

Willie Nugent

served in the Irish Defence Forces for over twenty years and retired with the rank of Captain in 2001.

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Willie Nugen
Willie Nugent served in the Irish Defence Forces for over twenty years and retired with the rank of Captain in 2001. While serving in the Defence Forces, he served in the Military Police, Special Forces and the Cavalry Corps. He has held operational, intelligence and logistics appointments, was a Unit Commander and served in staff appointments at various levels.  While in the Defence Forces, he served three years in South Lebanon as part of UNIFIL (the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), both in operational and staff roles. On leaving the Defence Forces he set up Eurocheck Security Consultants which for several years conducted general, commercial and software piracy investigations and consultancy in Ireland, the UK, the EU and the Middle East. He was a student on the 8th International Investigator Course of IICI in 2007 and since then has been the main security and military trainer and advisor to the IICI. Willie is strongly committed to human rights and democracy and has taken part in several security and fact finding missions in the Middle East and Africa. Outside of his work with the IICI, he is heavily involved with providing security training and support to NGOs, aid agencies, human rights workers, journalists, medical staff and students who are working in or going to work in potentially hostile environments. He supplies this training and support throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

John Michael Dixon

is an experienced practitioner specialising in the leadership, management and investigation of grave crimes against national and international law.

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John Michael Dixon
John Michael Dixon is an experienced practitioner specialising in the leadership, management and investigation of grave crimes against national and international law. A former Detective Chief Superintendent within Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard, UK with responsibility for the investigation of international, serious & organised crime. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished service (1970-2000). He was a consultant for Counter-Terrorism to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK (1999-2005). He was Director of UK Hostage Negotiation training and international operational response (1996-2000). He led a series of investigations of British nationals & others, kidnapped & subsequently murdered in Cambodia 1994-96 during Khmer Rouge (KR) guerrilla warfare. He subsequently served with the UN within the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (2006 to 2008). A graduate (LL.B.) and Associate of Kings College (AKC), London, UK, he is a faculty member of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) in The Hague; & a member of Justice Rapid Response (JRR) in Switzerland.

Penny Hart

is a staff sergeant with the Halifax Regional Police, and has been a member of the Halifax Regional Police Department for twenty-nine years.

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Penny Hart
Penny Hart is a staff sergeant with the Halifax Regional Police, and has been a member of the Halifax Regional Police Department for twenty-nine years. Penny started her policing career as a patrol constable working general policing duties. After serving for five years in this capacity she moved to the Criminal Investigation Division where she investigated criminal offences involving sexual violence and crimes against children. In 2001 Penny was promoted to the rank of sergeant where she supervised an investigative sexual crimes unit. In 2002 she deployed to the UN Mission in East Timor (UNTAET/UNMISET) as an investigator, and then Deputy Chief, for the Serious Crimes Unit. Upon her return to Halifax, Penny resumed her duties as a supervisor in the Sexual Crimes Unit and eventually moved to the Homicide Unit. In 2005 Penny deployed to West Africa, Sierra Leone, where she worked as an investigator for the Special Court. Her primary focus was investigating Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, for war crimes. Penny has a University Degree in Police Studies from Memorial University. In 2015 Penny received an award for Investigator of the year. She was the team leader assigned to investigate a brutal homicide, and with the assistance of her team was able to bring those responsible for the crime to face justice. Penny also received an award for Police Officer of year. This award was presented by an association, Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement. Penny has assisted with the development and delivery of SGBV training in a variety of countries in Africa. This training was delivered to security sector actors who were working in a peacekeeping operation or were about to deployed in a Peacekeeping environment. She has also been a consultant with the Dallaire Child Soldier initiative since 2010, and has delivered training pertaining to the recruitment and use of Child Soldiers within an African context.  When at home in Canada, Penny is the Staff Sergeant in charge of the training section for the Halifax Regional Police. In April 2017 Penny was appointed to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada.

Maxine Marcus

is an International Law and Sexual and Gender Based Violence expert.

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Maxine Marcus
Maxine Marcus is an International Law and Sexual and Gender Based Violence expert. Previously she was a trial attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She is an international criminal attorney/investigator with extensive international criminal law and human rights field experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Ingushetia (for Chechnya), Kosovo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, and Chad (for Darfur, Sudan).  Max has written and lectured on international humanitarian law and human rights law, and has provided formal and informal technical support and guidance to prosecutors, police, military, international and local IGOs and NGOs, and community-based organizations, in the fields of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, refugee law, gender crimes, sexual and gender based violence, human rights instruments and advocacy, international criminal tribunals, and international criminal investigations, and she has a particular expertise in the investigation of crimes of sexual violence. Maxine Marcus served as lead investigating attorney for the Civil Defence Forces prosecution team in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In addition, in August 2004, Maxine Marcus was part of a US Department of State and American Bar Association-sponsored investigation into allegations of violations of international criminal law in Darfur, Sudan. In March 2005, Maxine Marcus was an expert trainer for prosecutors from the Iraq Special Tribunal, and conducts sessions on Investigating Crimes of Sexual Violence for IICI.

Glyn Morgan

is IICI’s intelligence and analysis expert and has been part of the IICI team since 2006.

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Henriette Stratmann
Henriette Stratmann joined the IICI in December 2003 and opened the IICI’s office in The Hague. She is now a Consultant to IICI projects. Ms Stratmann has a background in philosophy and anthropology. She has worked for several human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Physicians for Human Rights where she specialized in identifying missing and ‘disappeared’ persons. She regularly works as a forensic consultant with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF).

Patricia Viseur Sellers

is an international criminal lawyer. She is the Special Advisor for Prosecution Strategies for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

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Patricia Viseur Sellers, Esq
Patricia Viseur Sellers, Esq is an international criminal lawyer. She is the Special Advisor for Prosecution Strategies for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Ms. Sellers is a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College the University of Oxford where she teaches international criminal law and human rights law. She was the Legal Advisor for Gender, Acting Head of the Legal Advisory Section and a prosecutor at the Yugoslav (ICTY) Tribunal from 1994 until February 2007. She developed the legal strategies and was a member of the trial teams of Akayesu, Furundzija, and Kunarac. These landmark decisions remain the pre-imminent legal standards for the interpretation of sexual violence as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture and enslavement. Ms. Sellers advises governments, such as Colombia, Guatemala, Libya, and Kenya, international institutions, such as the UN and OSCE, and civil society organisations on international criminal law and humanitarian law.  Her expertise focuses is on the strategic investigation and prosecution of sexual violence. As such, she has been a Special Legal Consultant to UNWomen, to the Gender and Women’s Rights Division of the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights and to the Secretary’s General’s Special Representative to Children in Armed Conflict. In 2012, she was a member of an expert panel to review the UN Office of Internal Oversight that has initial jurisdiction over UN Peacekeepers. She has testified as an expert witness before the Spanish national courts on issues of genocide. She testified before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2013, in the case J. v. Peru on issues of conflict-related sexual and in 2016 in the case of Favela Nova Brasilia v. Brazil on matters concerning international obligations to investigate sexual violence. She is currently a sworn expert witness in two criminal cases concerning sexual violence related to the armed conflict in Colombia. She has lectured extensively on humanitarian law and international criminal law.  She is the author of  numerous articles including; Wartime Female Slavery: Enslavement?  Cornell University Journal of International Law, Vol. 44:1 (2011); Rape and Sexual Violence, in the critically received, A NEW COMMENTARY TO THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS, (Oxford University Press 2015); and, the forthcoming, (Re)Considering the Gender Jurisprudence in THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF GENDER AND ARMED CONFLICT (Oxford university Press 2017) . She served as a story consultant to WNET-13/WIDE ANGLE, the producers of the PBS series, Women, War and Peace and currently is an advisor on, ‘The Prosecutors’ a documentary film project as well as being featured in the acclaimed documentary, ‘The Uncondemned’. Ms. Sellers is the recipient of the prestigious Prominent Women in International Law Award by the American Society of International Law. She holds an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the City University of New York, as well as an Honorary Fellow for Lifetime Achievement from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania, her alma mater. Ms. Sellers was also awarded the National Bar Association’s Ron Brown International Lawyer Prize.

Henriette Stratmann

joined the IICI in December 2003 and opened the IICI’s office in The Hague.

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Glyn Morgan
Glyn Morgan is IICI’s intelligence and analysis expert and has been part of the IICI team since 2006. Glyn started his career as a commissioned infantry officer in the British Army where he led combat troops in conventional warfare, counter-terrorism and UN peacekeeping operations. He also trained new recruits on the laws of armed conflict. After leaving the military, Glyn joined the UK Police and was trained as a criminal intelligence analyst. He subsequently utilised these skills in investigations of organised crime groups active in drug-trafficking, people smuggling and commercial fraud, as well as a number of high-profile homicides and sexual assaults. In 1995 Glyn was selected by the UK Foreign Ministry for a secondment to the ICTY, where he became the first Crime Analyst to work at the Tribunal. During his six years at ICTY Glyn was instrumental in forging the new ‘war crimes analysis’ paradigm which synthesised the best of military analysis and criminal analysis. After a period of working in the Military Analysis Team, Glyn became the Senior Analyst on the Bosnian Serb Leadership case (President Karadzic and General Mladic). In 2001 Glyn joined Europol; the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency, initially working as the Lead Analyst on a number of different cross-border investigations. On promotion he became the Analysis Workfiles Coordinator, and subsequently Europol Liaison Officer for the Western Balkans and Baltic Sea regions. His last assignment before leaving Europol in 2012 was managing the project which introduced the new EU policy for combating serious and organised international crime, which involves the identification of the crimes posing the greatest threats to the EU, and a layered, multi-agency response plan involving all EU Member States and Agencies. Since 2012, Glyn has been the principal of ‘Glyn Morgan Consulting’ providing intelligence and analysis services and training to a range of international clients active in the fight against ‘international crimes’, including the ICC, UN OHCHR, OSCE and UNODC, as well as working directly with the law enforcement agencies of individual states in Europe, Africa and Central Asia. Glyn has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Policing and Police Studies, a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Criminal Justice Studies. a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and an LLM in International Criminal Law.

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.

M. Cherif Bassiouni

M. Cherif Bassiouni is Professor of Law, DePaul University and President of the International Institute of High Studies in Criminal Sciences, Siracusa, Italy.

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M. Cherif Bassiouni
M. Cherif Bassiouni is Professor of Law, DePaul University and President of the International Institute of High Studies in Criminal Sciences, Siracusa, Italy. He has served in a wide range of capacities with the United Nations, including Special Rapporteur on The Rights to Restitution, Compensation and Rehabilitation for Victims of Grave Violations of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the United Nations Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court in 1998; Vice-Chairman of the General Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court in 1995; and Chairman of the U.N. Commission of Experts Established Pursuant to Security Council 780 (1992) to Investigate Violations of International Humanitarian Law in the Former Yugoslavia in 1993.

Author of 60 books on U.S. Criminal Law, International and Comparative Criminal Law and Human Rights and 198 published articles, his publications have been cited by the International Court of Justice, the United States Supreme Court, United States Appellate and District Courts, and State Supreme Courts. In February 2011 the Human Rights Council appointed M. Cherif Bassiouni as Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Youk Chhang

Youk Chhang is the Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, a project begun by the Cambodian Genocide Center at Yale University.

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Youk Chhang
Youk Chhang is the Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, a project begun by the Cambodian Genocide Center at Yale University. The Center, operated entirely by Cambodians, gathers evidence of human rights violations by members of the Pol Pot regime. The Center’s aims are to provide the public with a better understanding of the Pol Pot regime, and to those who might wish to pursue legal redress for crimes which might have been perpetrated under the Democratic Kampuchea, and to prevent the return of the Killing Fields to Cambodia through legal and peaceful means.

Prior to working with the DC-Cam, Chhang was appointed by the United Nations to be part of the election monitoring force in Cambodia. He also served as community relations advisor to the Dallas, Texas Police Department.

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.

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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. He is the author of For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator (Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, and Economics) (Yale University Press, September 2000), with a foreword written by The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor. In 2009 he was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to lead the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.

Dennis McManus

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

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Dennis McManus
Dennis McManus is Professor of Patristics and Medieval Latin Literature, Georgetown University. In addition to being a Latin Literature scholar, Professor McManus is an expert in ethics. He has been active in organization development with a number of non-profits and is currently advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Grgich Foundation.

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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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. From 1987 to 1989 she worked as a criminal appellate lawyer. In 1989 she joined the Federal Public Defender’s Office in San Francisco, and eventually became the Supervising Attorney in charge of training trial attorneys. In 1996, Ms. Snell formed Clarence, Snell & Dyer LLP, a five attorney litigation firm where she was a named partner until 2003. She now works as a solo practitioner, representing plaintiffs in federal civil rights cases and defendants facing international extradition.

Lord Wasserman

Lord Wasserman is an advisor to the British Government on policing and criminal justice.

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Lord Wasserman
Lord Wasserman is an advisor to the British Government on policing and criminal justice. He has previously been and advisor to the Commissioner of Police, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a Don in Economics at Oxford University, and Head of Information Technology in the British Home Office during the Thatcher government. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Wasserman, of Pimlico in the City of Westminster 2011.