Interviews with IAP members with expertise in prosecuting mass atrocity crimes (click on the names below to read the full interviews)
Matevz Pezdirc speaks about his important work as Head of the Secretariat to the European Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (Genocide Network).
Timothy Radcliffe describes his work as a Canadian prosecutor and his international criminal law (ICL) experience. Since 2006, Tim has served in Ottawa as a federal prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Currently, he is on secondment to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section. Outside of work, he taught ICL at the University of Ottawa for many years, and now he coaches the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot team. He is also a faculty instructor at the Philippe Kirsch Institute.
Clair Duffy speaks openly and candidly about her diverse experiences prosecuting atrocity crimes. Clair has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, in French, both from the University of Queensland, as well as a Masters in Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne. She is admitted as a barrister in the Supreme Courts of Queensland, and Victoria and has worked domestically, and in various capacities, in the international criminal law field.
Laurel Baig: Senior Appeals Counsel at the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) in The Hague, Netherlands. She previously worked for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR) and for the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Laurel serves as a co-focal point for knowledge exchange with the IAP’s Prosecuting Sexual Violence Network (PSV). For the past two years, she has taught international criminal law at the IAP-sponsored Specialisation course for Junior Prosecutors in Siracusa, Italy.
Florida Kabasinga: A Rwandan prosecutor who worked with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) from 2003 to 2012 as Case Manager, Assistant Appeals Counsel and Appeals Counsel for nearly a decade. From July 2013 to January 2016, she was Senior Legal Advisor to Rwanda’s Prosecutor General and Rwanda’s National Public Prosecution Authority’s International Crimes Unit, where she advised on extraditions; drafting international arrest warrants, indictments and extradition requests in addition to advising on best practices in the investigation and prosecution of core international crimes.
Tora Holst: Chief Prosecutor Tora Holst, Coordinator for the War Crimes Unit in the International Office of the Prosecutor in Stockholm. She has worked for 27 years as a prosecutor and since 2015 she has been the coordinator for the war crimes unit at the International Office of the Prosecution in Stockholm, which is comprised of eight prosecutors especially appointed to work with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Kristy Sim speaks about her move from working as a lawyer in Canada to an Assistant Trial Lawyer with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Kristy holds a BA (Honours History and International Relations) and LLB, University of British Columbia, Canada, and a Masters of Studies in International Human Rights Law, Oxford University, UK. She practiced domestically in Canada for several years as a criminal defence lawyer, at a corporate commercial firm in the Labour and Employment Group, as a human rights lawyer representing prisoners and organising pro bono work. She made the move from domestic to international practice in 2012.