Beyond The Hague is written by a team of lawyers and researchers who were previously working in The Hague but are now off living and working in various other corners of the international justice field. All views expressed here are, of course, only those of the individual author.
Alex FIELDING is a Canadian lawyer currently based in Tel Aviv, working as an intelligence manager specializing in African affairs with a geopolitical risk consulting firm. He has a JD from the University of Victoria and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2008. Following a year of civil litigation with Stikeman Elliott LLP in Vancouver, he joined the Momčilo Perišić Defence Team at the ICTY in 2009 and worked with the ICC Appeals Chamber from 2010 to 2012. Most recently, he was based in Kinshasa as a detention delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross. [afielding AT gmail.com | @alexpfielding]
Manuel EYNARD is from France and is currently a PhD candidate at both the University of Geneva and the Institute for Peace and Development Law. His research is mainly focused on the international judicial function. He is currently Director of studies at the Institute for Peace and Development Law. He graduated from Sorbonne Law School and Sciences-Po, in Paris. After having worked as Legal attaché at the Embassy of France in The Hague, he worked at the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York. He was then appointed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the position of Deputy Legal Adviser of the Embassy of France in The Hague. He worked in liaison with the international institutions of The Hague for three years. Recently, he was hired as a consultant for the International Criminal Court for a defined period of time, before being back to Academia.
Maria Elena VIGNOLI is from Italy and is currently living in Boston, MA. She graduated in law from the University of Bologna and holds an M.A. in human rights and genocide studies from Kingston University London and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. She started in The Hague in 2009 as an intern in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and from 2010 to 2012 worked at the International Criminal Court, first briefly with the OTP’s Legal Advisory Section and then with the Investigations Division. She also worked as an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania before spending most of 2013 in Eastern DRC conducting research on the possibility of a locally managed truth and reconciliation process. She recently completed her LL.M. and sat for the NY Bar exam.
Maria RADZIEJOWSKA is from Poland and currently works for the Pietrzak Sidor & Partners Law Firm in Warsaw. Prior to that she worked for the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the Office of the Human Rights Defender (the Ombudsman) in Warsaw. From 2009 through 2012 she interned with the Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Bar Association and the International Criminal Court where she stayed on for another six months working for the Vicitms’ Participation and Reparations Section. She holds a law degree from the University of Warsaw and an LL.M. in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam.
Paul BRADFIELD is from Ireland and currently works in the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC. Called to the Bar of Ireland in 2009, he has worked on a number of Defence Teams at international criminal tribunals, representing Milivoj Petkovic and Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; Ildephonse Nizeyimana at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; and Mohammed Hussein Ali at the International Criminal Court. He has also interned for Judge Monageng in Pre-Trial Chamber I of the ICC. Away from the courts, he recently spent one year working for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human RIghts, based in Gulu in northern Uganda, working on Transitional Justice and Peace-building issues, and in Malawi with Irish Rule of Law International, working to increase access to justice to those in long term, pre-trial detention.
Peter DIXON is from the U.S. and is currently based at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University. He specializes in mixed-methods research on violence, reconstruction and justice in transitional societies, with a focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Colombia. From 2009 through 2011 he was a research fellow at the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims. [peterjdixon.org | @peterdixonj]
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