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
Lawyer and human rights defender working on issues of abolition of the death penalty, torture, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

 

 

 

 

Liliana-pic1.jpgLiliana De Marco
Executive Director of Protection International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schermafdruk_2019-12-18_13_28_54.pngCarin Benninger
Program Director Convention Against Torture Programma at OMCT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Advisory Board has four 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

 


 

 

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