Tribunal Participants

Lead Participants:

HAMID SABI, Counsel to the Tribunal; is a London based lawyer with an international practice in human rights, arbitration and litigation. He acted as Counsel and Rapporteur to the Iran Tribunal, a people’s tribunal which investigated mass killings of political prisoners by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the 1980s. He served as Counsel to the China Tribunal.

AARIF ABRAHAM, Legal Adviser; is an international human rights barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in the UK. He qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May. He is currently a consultant and on the roster of candidates at the UN.

ALDO ZAMMIT BORDA, Head of Research and Investigation; is Director of the Centre for Access and Justice at Anglia Ruskin University and prior to that served in the legal division of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He is an advocate of the Courts of Malta and a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising).

MARILENA STEGBAUER, General Assistant, is a London based human rights consultant. Previously, she worked for the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). She holds an LL.M. in International Criminal Law from the Irish Center for Human Rights NUI Galway.

NEIL STURMAN, Chief Operating Officer; is a learning development consultant with experience in military and security studies. He is studying law in London.

FRANKIE VETCH, Project Assistant; is a 1st Class Politics and Modern History from University of Manchester. He was awarded the Faculty of Humanities Dean’s Award for Achievement and the Thomas Brown Prize. Previously he worked with refugees in Calais.


NEVENKA TROMP, External Advisor; is a lecturer in the field of Transitional Justice at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of the book “Prosecuting Slobodan Milošević: The Unfinished Trial.” She was the Principal Researcher of the Slobodan Milošević trial at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

BARONESS HELENA KENNEDY QC, External Advisor; is Director of the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). She is a barrister, broadcaster and a member of the UK House of Lords.

PAUL VAN ZYL, External Advisor; is Executive Secretary of South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission and co-founder of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He is the Co-Founder and CCF of The Conduit Club.

COALITION FOR GENOCIDE RESPONSE; a human rights coalition-building organisation that works towards a comprehensive response to genocide and other international crimes, engaging the UK, regional and international actors, founded by Luke de Pulford and Ewelina Ochab.

RESEARCHERS: Holly Armstrong-Crowley; Soraya Bauwens; Sapandeep Singh Maini-Thompson; Yassar Tahir; Anouk Wear.