ICC Review Conference, Kampala, Uganda
ICC Review Conference, Kampala, Uganda

The Peace and Justice Initiative was founded in 2010. It is registered as a foundation (“Stichting”) under the laws of the Netherlands.

It has three directors:

Matthew Gillett who works as a Senior Legal Officer at the OPCW and has worked as a Trial Lawyer in the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC and as a Trial Lawyer and Appeals Counsel at the ICTY. He was a member of the New Zealand Delegation to the Kampala Review Conference.

Manuel Ventura, who has been a teaching assistant in international relations and international law at Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTY and interned for President Antonio Cassese in the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Manuel also worked as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is a contributor to the Oxford Reports on International Law: International Law in Domestic CourtsThe Global Community: Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence and has published widely on international criminal law.


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The general enquiries email address is

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