Who we are

Charity Board:

  • Trustee: Haydee Dijkstal (London / The Hague)

View More: http://mirjamvandenberg.pass.us/haydee-dijkstalHaydee Dijkstal is an attorney practicing international criminal law and human rights law before both international and domestic courts and tribunals.  Her practice has included work before the International Criminal Court, International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Special Court for Sierra Leone and the African Commission and African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.  Haydee is currently a member of the legal team acting on behalf of the Government of the Comoros and victims for the case concerning the Gaza Freedom Flotilla before the ICC.  This work includes Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act and Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act litigation in US federal courts.  She is also a member of the defence team representing Abdullah Al-Senussi before the ICC, a member of the legal team advising the Tivoli Gardens Committee on international human rights and criminal law issues in Kingston Jamaica, and a member of the legal team bringing proceedings before the African Commission and African Court on behalf of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. Haydee received an LLM in Public International Law with a focus on international criminal law from George Washington University Law School in Washington DC, and a juris doctor degree from University of Wyoming College of Law.  She is called to the bar of the State of Illinois.  Haydee founded ICL Media Review in 2011.  She currently acts as a Trustee on ICL Media Review’s  charity board and is a contributing editor.

  • Trustee: Kate Gibson Boyd (Washington DC)

KateA New York- and District of Columbia-licensed attorney, Kate has performed legal analyses and authored position papers for consideration by executives and decision makers including international criminal law justices and non-profit directors. Kate began her career as an Intern for the International Bar Association, and later Trial Chamber II of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. It was there that she met Ms. Dijkstal and cemented her passion for reporting on human rights and international justice.

Kate is currently a Management Consultant in the D.C. Metro Area, and serves as Acting Director of Contracting for a small Federal Consulting Firm. Recently, she and her team worked to identify and quantify the business value of health care investments, including analyzing relevant government agency policies, providing strategic recommendations, and advising leadership on new and evolving inter-agency data sharing and health care consolidation initiatives. She graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law, where she actively supported initiatives and activities within the Frederick K. Cox Center, and Villanova University.

  • Trustee: Harriet Schiavone (London)

HarrietHarriet Schiavone is an international development consultant with over ten years of experience in management consultancy and technical assistance work for governments around the world, with a concentration on justice reform and good governance. She is currently based in London at Hulla & Co Human Dynamics, where she provides strategic guidance and oversight to the design and delivery of EU funded technical assistance projects. She has extensive field experience in Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia, Serbia, Kosovo, The Gambia, South Africa and Mozambique among others. Her interest in international criminal law stems from a stint in The Hague, where she worked as a a legal intern at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and as a legal associate at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

 

Management Committee:

  • Committee Member: Vanessa Murphy (Geneva)

VM-BWVanessa Murphy joined ICL Media Review as an Assistant Contributor in March 2016. She has worked in particular on issues of sexual violence in her previous roles as Head of Development at a London-based NGO supporting victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, as an Associate in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and as a Legal Analyst at a UK-based law firm AO Advocates working with victims of historical child sexual abuse. Vanessa has an LLM in international humanitarian law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the UK, and a BA in Political Science from Yale University. She has won prizes for “The Best LLM Paper” at the Geneva Academy – where her thesis focused on the right to remedy for victims of business-related human rights violations – as well as the Henry Hart Rice prize for the best senior thesis in International Studies at Yale.

  • Committee Member: Margaux Lenormand (Lyon)

Photo CV MargauxMargaux Lenormand is a French attorney. Most recently, Margaux served as a legal officer at the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers on the Hissein Habré case.  Before this she worked at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia where she cemented her passion for international criminal law. During her time in Cambodia, she gave lectures on international human rights law.  She also has experience working domestically in criminal firms in Paris and Lyon.  Margaux has a civil law background after graduating from Lyon III University in France. In addition, she has two master’s degrees in international law including a master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Melbourne University, Australia and an LLM degree in International Business Law from University of Montréal, Canada.

  • Committee Member: Beatrice Tesconi (Tunis)

beatriceBeatrice Tesconi is a consultant in the field of countering violent extremism and countering terrorism, with experience in the MENA region and in the field of international criminal law. After growing up in Tunisia, Beatrice graduated from King’s College London with a Master’s in International Peace and Security, where she specialised in international criminal law. She pursued her interest in ICL by working as an intern for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. She then went on working for the Counter-Terrorism division of the European External Action Service, and now continues to work in the field of countering violent extremism while combining her interest in ICL.

  • Committee Member: Michael Herz (The Hague)

Michael Herz photoMichael Herz was called to the Bar of England and Wales and has, for the last eight years, worked in the field of international criminal justice. He is currently a legal officer for the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence at the International Criminal Court, providing assistance and advice to Defence teams appearing before the Court, as well as generally representing the rights of the Defence. Prior to this, he worked as an associate legal officer in the Appeals Chamber of the Yugoslav tribunal (ICTY), assisting the Judges in the drafting of a forthcoming appeal judgment. He has also worked as an associate appeals counsel for the Prosecution at the Rwanda tribunal (ICTR) in cases involving genocide, including the Prosecutor v. Nyiramasuhuko et al. and Prosecutor v. Nzabonimana. Furthermore, Michael has worked as the senior legal consultant for a defence team representing a charged person at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and as a legal consultant for the defence team representing the former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

 

Contributors and Editors:

  • Contributing Editor: Haydee Dijkstal (London / The Hague)
  • Contributing Editor: Katharine Gibson (Washington D.C.)
  • Contributor: Vanessa Murphy (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Contributor: Margaux Lenormand (Lyon, France)
  • Contributor: Beatrice Tesconi (Tunis, Tunisia)
  • Contributor:  Clementine Rendle (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Contributor:  Ari Bilotta (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Contributor:  Michael Herz (The Hague, The Netherlands)

 

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