Staff

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I. Maxine Marcus, Director 

Maxine Marcus is an International Crimes Prosecutor and Investigator.  She has twenty-three years’ international criminal law practice in the field (Chad (for Darfur), Sierra Leone, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ingushetia (for Chechnya), Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Guatemala, Tunisia, Philippines and Guinea and in the courtroom (Special Court for Sierra Leone and ICTY).  She has worked with UN agencies, NGOs, hybrid and international tribunals, and government. Max served as Legal Advisor to UN Commission of Inquiry for Guinea, the OHCHR Fact Finding Mission for Sri Lanka, Senior Legal Investigator for the CAR Panel on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers, and Senior Legal Advisor to the UK PSVI Protocol I and Global Summit.  Max is part of the core faculty of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations, and is the 2018 recipient of the Prominent Women in International Law Award from the American Society of International Law. She is the founder of the TJ Clinic.

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L. Kathy Roberts, Co-Director

Dr. L. Kathleen Roberts is a U.S. lawyer with more than fifteen years’ experience representing victims and survivors of human rights violations and international atrocity crimes in litigation. She previously served as Legal Director for the Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA). During her time at CJA, Dr. Roberts led or supervised investigation and litigation of impact cases on behalf of victims and survivors of atrocities from twelve countries spanning five continents. Dr. Roberts has assisted local practitioners in international crimes investigation and prosecution in Chile, Guatemala, Kosovo, and Tunisia. Her specialties include universal jurisdiction, foreign official immunity, and litigating international crimes in national courts, including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, and conflict-related sexual violence. Dr. Roberts also serves on the faculty of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. She is based in Los Angeles, California.

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Marie-Audrey Girard, Legal Officer

Marie-Audrey Girard is a Canadian lawyer working in the field of international law and human rights. She is acting as Legal Officer for the Transitional Justice Clinic. She has previously worked as Commission Counsel for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada and as a legal advisor for Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC). Marie-Audrey possesses experience in the investigation and prosecution of cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and more specifically on conflict-related sexual violence as international crimes in Guatemala, Colombia and Mali. Marie-Audrey provided training and teaching to a wide range of public in various countries, about women rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law.