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.













The Board has three members:

Zainab_Malik_2_sm.jpgZainab Malik
Program Manager - Justice Innovation Laws at HiiL





Liliana-pic1.jpgLiliana De Marco
Director External Relations and Partnerships at IDLO - International Development Law Organization



Carin Benninger
Program Director Convention Against Torture Programma at OMCT






The Advisory Board has five members:

IMG_21831.jpegCees Flinterman - chair
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





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










Nadja-4650.jpgNadja Houben
The Director of the Foundation and responsible for daily management.








Summer Interns 2022

We are happy to welcome again three smart, young students from the University of Chicago who will work and learn with us during the summer.

AshleyCross.jpgAshley Cross








Jack Zeng








Sian McAllister