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:

Zainab_Malik_2_sm.jpgZainab Malik
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

 

 

 

 

 

Schermafdruk_2019-12-18_14_11_12.pngDavid Vriesendorp
Owner of Eb & Vloed Communicatie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schermafdruk_2019-12-18_14_06_02.pngJan de Koning
Owner and founder of De Koning Vergouwen Law Firm, Amsterdam

 

 


 

 

 

 

Schermafdruk_2019-12-06_21_24_32.pngTheo van Boven
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 



PHOTO-2020-12-16-12-22-12.jpgJulia van der Wees
Media & outreach coordinator