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Najwa Nabti is a Legal Officer in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals ("Mechanism") supporting national war crimes investigations and prosecutions. She previously served for seven years as an appeals prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ("ICTY") where she worked on cases involving international crimes committed in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, specializing in accountability for gender-based violence. Her international criminal law experience builds on previous work at the International Court of Justice, and in the United States and Thailand seeking redress for refugees subjected to domestic violence and rape. She previously served as a part-time Professor of Practice in international human rights at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Najwa has authored book chapters addressing sexual violence during the Armenian genocide and the use of UN sanctions to deter conflict-related sexual violence, and contributed to the publication: Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY (Brammertz & Jarvis, eds., Oxford 2016). She is a member of the Justice Rapid Response expert roster for Crimes and Violations Involving Children. Najwa serves as the Coordinator of the Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (PSV) Network of the International Association of Prosecutors. (contact info)

Barbara Goy is a Senior Appeals Counsel in the Office of the Prosecutor of the Mechanism. Prior to joining the Mechanism, she worked for over ten years in the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICTY, in the Legal Advisory Section and the Appeals Section/Division (2003-2014). Barbara studied law in Germany and France and holds a Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Bonn (Germany), where she worked before she joined the ICTY. Barbara has expertise in comparative criminal law and international criminal law, in particular concerning modes of liability including in relation to prosecuting sexual violence. She is the co-focal point for knowledge exchange of the Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (PSV) Network of the International Association of Prosecutors. (contact info)

Laurel Baig is a Canadian litigator with more than 15 years of international criminal law experience, including the prosecution of sexual violence crimes. She is currently a Senior Appeals Counsel in Office of the Prosecutor of the Mechanism. She worked for the ICTY prosecution for 10 years and was an active contributor to the ICTY legacy project evaluating the OTP’s role in the prosecution of sexual violence crimes. Laurel has also worked in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Before joining the United Nations, Laurel practiced law in Canada and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a member of the Justice Rapid Response Sexual and Gender Based Violence Investigations Roster. Laurel is the co-focal point for knowledge exchange of the Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual violence (PSV) Network of the International Association of Prosecutors. (contact info)

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Danijel Mihajlovic has worked for various international organisations since 1994. Having lived through the 1990's war in Bosnia, he has dedicated his career first towards peace building and security while working with the ECMM during the war, and later for the advancement of international justice, with the ICTY. He has worked within administration, analysis and language fields for these organisations. While working with the ICTY, he has also pursued a degree in Photography and Design at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague, the Netherlands. He is an active photographer, cinematographer and designer. (contact info)