Who We Are

Sir Geoffrey Nice

SIR GEOFFREY NICE QC. Sir Geoffrey is Chair of the Tribunal; has been a barrister since 1971, and served as a part time judge in England between 1984 and 2018. Between 1998 and 2006 he led the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević, former President of Serbia, at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He was Gresham College Professor of law from 2012-16 and was Chair of the China Tribunal.

Nick Vetch

NICK VETCH. Nick is Vice Chair of the Tribunal and is a London based businessman. He is engaged with a range of NGOs particularly in the field of Human Rights and was a member of the China Tribunal.

DAME PARVEEN KUMAR

DAME PARVEEN KUMAR. Dame Parveen is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a consultant physician and gastroenterologist for the NHS for over 40 years. She founded and co-edited the textbook Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, which is used worldwide. Parveen was a founding Non-Executive Director of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and Chairman of the Medicines Commission UK.

AMBREENA MANJI

AMBREENA MANJI. Ambreena is Professor of Land Law and Development at Cardiff University. Between 2010 and 2014 she was seconded to Nairobi as the Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa. She has served as the President of the African Studies Association UK. Her book, The Struggle for Land and Justice in Kenya, was published in 2020.

TIM CLARK

TIM CLARK. Tim’s first career was as a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance lawyer at a leading international law firm where he served his last seven years as senior partner. Since leaving the law he has held board or senior positions at a number of leading corporates, charities and think tanks.

RAMINDER KAUR

RAMINDER KAUR. Raminder is Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. She served on the Mayor’s Commission for Asian and African Heritage and was Chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations Ethics Taskforce. She has been widely published. Her latest book, Kudankulam, tells the stories of the people who have lived in proximity to a nuclear power plant in India. She was also a Trustee for Museums, Libraries, and Archives, London.

DAVID LINCH

DAVID LINCH. David is Professor of Haematology at University College London. He has served as Director of Cancer Medicine and is currently the Director of the UCL and UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre cancer programme. He was the Goulstonian Lecturer of the Royal College of Physicians and the recipient of the British Society of Haematology Gold Medal in 2006. He has been Chair of the NCRI Lymphoma Clinical Studies Group, President of the British Society of Haematology and President of the Lymphoma Association.

AUDREY OSLER

AUDREY OSLER. Audrey is Professor of Education at the University of South-Eastern Norway and Professor Emerita of Human Rights Education and Citizenship at the University of Leeds. She has held academic posts at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham. She has published extensively on social, ethical, political and policy matters in education and her work has been translated into many languages, including Japanese and Chinese. She has served as an expert to the Council of Europe, the European Commission, and UNESCO.

CATHERINE ROE

CATHERINE ROE. Catherine has over 25 years’ experience of creating, developing, leading and advising foundations and other not-for-profits in fields as diverse as education, child development, arts and culture, social cohesion, disability and refugees. Catherine began her career as a British diplomat, specialising in multilateral negotiation following a posting to Tanzania. She has a deep interest in the Middle East, modern trends in Islam and Muslims in Britain. She serves on the boards of a number of foundations and organisations.

Counsel:
Hamid Sabi

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

FRANKIE VETCH, Project Assistant; is a 1st Class Politics and Modern History graduate 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.

Advisors:

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.