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.
The Board has three members:
Lawyer and human rights defender working on issues of abolition of the death penalty, torture, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Liliana De Marco
Executive Director of Protection International
Program Director Convention Against Torture Programma at OMCT
The Advisory Board has five members:
Cees Flinterman - chair
Honorary Professor of Human Rights, former member of the Human Rights Committee and CEDAW
Owner of Eb & Vloed Communicatie
Jan de Koning
Owner and founder of De Koning Vergouwen Law Firm, Amsterdam
Theo van Boven
Emeritus Professor International Law, former Head of the UN Centre for Human Rights and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
Dewi van de Weerd
Career diplomat, currently Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy
The Director of the Foundation and responsible for daily management.
Julia van der Wees
Media & outreach coordinator