REDRESS Nederland was formally established in The Hague on 7 September 2016. Our Hague-based organisation builds on REDRESS’ extensive experience of collaborating with the International Criminal Court and other international justice institutions on issues such as victim participation and reparation in criminal trials. Its work is supported by a Board of Trustees.
Julie joined REDRESS in 2018 as a Legal Officer. Prior to REDRESS, she worked as a Legal Officer for the International Co-Investigating Judge at UNAKRT for five years. She is an attorney at the French Bar and has an LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice at SOAS, and a Masters in Public International Law at Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.
Sarah joined REDRESS as a project consultant in April 2018. She is an experienced litigator, having worked both as an international war crimes prosecutor in The Hague and as a domestic prosecutor in Australia. Prior to entering legal practice, Sarah completed a PhD in international criminal law at the Universityof Melbourne and worked as a research fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law.
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Lorraine Smith van Lin
Post-Conflict Justice Adviser
Lorraine joined REDRESS in 2017 as the post-conflict justice adviser based in the Hague office. Prior to joining REDRESS, Lorraine worked as the Director of the International Bar Association’s International Criminal Court Programme and thereafter as a consultant specializing in international criminal justice and human rights. She has also taught international criminal law at The Hague University in the Netherlands. A national of Jamaica, Lorraine worked for several years as a Prosecutor and Resident Magistrate in Jamaica and was appointed to the Justice Reform Taskforce responsible for the review of the Jamaican Justice system. Lorraine has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Essex University, UK.
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Head of Law
Alejandra joined REDRESS on 1 November 2018 as Head of Law. She is a recognized expert in international human rights law, and a leading practitioner of strategic human rights litigation. Prior to joining REDRESS, Alejandra was the Legal Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), where she oversaw their strategic litigation of human rights cases before the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights. In her 10 years at CEJIL she litigated ground-breaking cases, including the torture of journalists (Herzog v. Brazil), international responsibility for torture against non-state actors (Linda Loayza v. Venezuela), sexual and gender-based violence as torture (Gladys Espinosa v. Peru, Women of Atenco v. Mexico), and summary executions and forced disappearance (Palacio de Justicia v. Colombia).
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Paul Lomas (Chair)
Former Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Willa Maria Geertsema (Honorary Treasurer)
Director of Finance and Administration at United World Colleges (UWC)
Rianne Letschert (Secretary)
Rector Magnificus, Maastricht University
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
5th floor; Rm 5.04
2517 AN, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 708 919 317 Email: [email protected]
Mandate and Operations
Stichting REDRESS Nederland was formally established on 7 September 2016. It is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, registration number: 66793319.
The RSIN number is 856699846.
REDRESS Nederland’s Policy Plan is available here.
REDRESS Nederland’s Organigram is here.
REDRESS Nederland’s Remuneration policy:
- Members of the Board of Directors are not remunerated for their time spent on the activities of the Stichting. Reasonable costs (such as travel expenses) of Board members are reimbursed subject to prior agreement on the expenditure and the amount, and the provision of full receipts.
- Employees of REDRESS are remunerated in accordance with contracts agreed with them and in line with Dutch employment law.
Planned spending: REDRESS Nederland’s Annual Expenditure consists of remuneration costs, accommodation rental and associated utilities and running expenses, costs relating to the mandate of REDRESS Nederland (such as travel to facilitate collaboration with partner organizations and to carry out research, legal and associated costs to pursue victim claims, printing costs, communications expenses and postage.) In the first year of REDRESS’ operations (7 September 2016 – 31 March 2017), this is projected at €45,000 and for Year 2 (1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018) this is projected at €165,000.