About us

Our foundation was established on 13 May 2013 by Jan de Koning and Nadja Houben in Amsterdam. Our founding members are still part of the Advisory Board and support us with their knowledge and experience.

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PEOPLE

The Board has three members:

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Program Manager - Justice Innovation Laws at HiiL

 

 

 

 

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Director External Relations and Partnerships at IDLO - International Development Law Organization

 






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Carin Benninger
Program Director Convention Against Torture Programma at OMCT

 

 

 

 

 

The Advisory Board has five members:

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Honorary Professor of Human Rights, former member of the Human Rights Committee and CEDAW

 

 

 

 

 

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Owner of Eb & Vloed Communicatie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Owner and founder of De Koning Vergouwen Law Firm, Amsterdam

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Emeritus Professor International Law, former Head of the UN Centre for Human Rights and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

 


 

 

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Dewi van de Weerd
Career diplomat, currently Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff:

Schermafbeelding_2020-12-16_om_12_50_50.pngNadja Houben
The Director of the Foundation and responsible for daily management.

 

 

 

 

 


Interns:

Three wonderful, talented young people will be working with us during the summer in a program funded by the University of Chicago. Please meet Lainey, Tomi and Hayley:

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Hayley, working on our research & outreach project
The Long Haul













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, working on our Multi-media human rights project in Myanmar















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Equally talented and motivated is our intern from the University College Amsterdam who will be working alongside our director. Please meet Costanza