CICD team

ICLHR Initiative currently works on developing content for Core International Crimes Database (CICD). Meet the analysts which work on this project.

Adrian Idehen

Adrian Idehen is a Norwegian lawyer, who received his master’s degree in law from Oslo University in 2015. During his time at Oslo University, he did one semester of exchange at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where he studied international criminal law. He worked as a trainee at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in the Hague in 2014, where he worked on issues related to the international courts in that city. He subsequently interned for Human Rights Watch in Brussels. Both with the Embassy and with Human Rights Watch, he attended the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, in the New York and in the Hague, respectively.


Agostina Cichero holds a Law Degree from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and a Diploma in Design and Evaluation of Public Policy from the Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). She is a teaching assistant of Public International Law at the University of Buenos Aires, and a researcher in a number of projects related to International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law financed by the University of Buenos Aires. She has also received a Scholarship granted by the University of Buenos Aires School of Law to participate in an exchange program at Columbia University during the Spring Semester 2014.



Ani Pashalishvili

Ana Pashalishvili graduated the Tbilisi State University, holds a Bachelor degree in Law. Ana is enrolled in the LL.M program in Trade, Investment and Commercial Law at the University of Oslo in Norway.  She is an active participant of the number of national and international conferences and events, including an International Trade Law Moot Court Competition. Having worked for the project headed by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, she has gained significant experience in the field of International Human Rights Law. Due to the keen interest in international criminal law, Ana has started work as an analyst of the Core International Crimes Database. At present she works on her Master Thesis and intends to pursue her future career in the field of international law.


Andreja Jeroncic

Andreja Jerončič obtained her LLM in Public International Law from Utrecht University (The Netherlands), whereby she developed a particular interest in IHL and ICL. Accordingly, her highly graded Master's thesis examined the lessons learnt from the ICTY through its application of joint criminal responsibility at the highest level of responsibility. Prior to contributing to the CICD project, Andreja worked on the final submission in the Karadžić case at the ICTY, and as a legal research assistant both to the family of Sævar Rafns Jónasson in their complaint to the ECtHR and to Peter Robinson, the legal counsel before the ICTR/ICTY.

David Mol

David Mol holds an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam, focusing on international criminal law, human rights and international humanitarian law. After completing an internship at the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the ECCC in Cambodia, he started working as a Legal Adviser for a local NGO, involved in human rights and Civil Party representation at the ECCC. In conjunction with this position he lectures at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Farah MahmoodFarah Mahmood is currently a pro bono legal assistant on the Ruto Defence team at the ICC, and has previously assisted on the Karadzic team at the ICTY. After obtaining her LLB from the University of Nottingham, she decided to pursue her interest in international law and commenced a Master's degree in Public International Law. Graduating cum laude earlier this summer, she wrote her thesis on the international obligations of Pakistan in providing access to justice for women who have been subject to rape and honour killing crimes. During this time, she also acted as research assistant to Dr. Cedric Ryngaert, and later, legal assistant to Mr. Peter Robinson (legal counsel before the ICTY/ICTR). With a keen interest in international criminal law and human rights, she hopes to combine the two and explore the emerging field of victim redress in transitional justice societies.  


Heleen Lauwereys is currently a legal intern at the Office of the Co-Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Previously, she interned at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the United Nations in Geneva, during which she reported on the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council. Heleen graduated from Antwerp University with a masters in International and European Law and Criminal Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights (National University of Ireland, Galway) with an LLM in International Human Rights Law. The dissertation she submitted to obtain this last degree titled ‘The Application of Aiding and Abetting Liability to Prima Facia Neutral Business Activities: Pitfalls and Possibilities’. Her main areas of interest are international criminal law, business and human rights, children’s rights and prisoners’ rights, and she has already published a small number of articles on these topics. Heleen wants to pursue a career in human rights law and international criminal law.


George Badr

George Badr is a skilled Customs Brokerage coordinator with an experience of more than five years, who is currently working for a leading Freight Forwarder and Customs Clearing agency in Lebanon. He attended a number of workshops organized by the Lebanese Customs Department. Later, George became a Case Analyst with ICLHR-CICD project. George is a holder of BA in Business Administration – Transportation and Logistics, graduated in June 2011 from the Université St Esprit de Kaslik – Lebanon. He is majoring in Law at The Université Libanaise. He acquired a Certificate in International Law and Procedure organized by The Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Asser Instut-Netherlands and was awarded a study visit to the international tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands.


Jessica Motto

Jessica Möttö is  in her final year of the LLB Bachelor program International and European Law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. As part of her studies she is currently on a one-semester exchange program at the University of Indonesia. In Indonesia she has gained a deeper understanding of Islamic law and the conflict of laws. Next year she hopes to pursue a Master degree in the field of International Criminal Law. 



JoelJoël Bedda is a former 5th year student at the Peace Law and Development Institute (Nice, France), where he was pursing a Master International Security, Defence and Economic Intelligence, and an University Diploma International Humanitarian Law (I.H.L.). Since his senior military preparation (may 2013) in which he received a first presentation of I.H.L, he has been especially interested in all the legal fields related to the armed conflicts : peace keeping law, I.H.L., international criminal law. He has also volunteered at the Monaco Red Cross, international humanitarian section, where he mainly held games like the «Limito» or the «Raid Cross» in order to teach the kids the basic rules of I.H.L.


Julia Zomignani

Júlia Zomignani Barboza is a Brazilian lawyer, who recently completed a master in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at the Geneva Academy. In Brazil, she worked as an intern in different fields of law. While in, Geneva she worked with the protection of human rights at the Alkarama Foundation, besides collaborating with the CICD project.






Larissa Albuquerque holds a LLM in Law and Politics of International Security at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her master thesis explored Victims of armed conflict's rights under international criminal law through a political and legal perspective. Her interests are Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights and Politics.  She has a Bachelor degree in Law at the Catholic University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and is also a qualified lawyer at the Brazilian Lawyers Association.


Mari Pilvio

Mari Pilviö is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public International Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She obtained her LLB in International and European Law at the University of Groningen in 2015. Her bachelor thesis focused on ethnic cleansing as a form of genocide, with an emphasis on the statute and jurisprudence of the ICTY. She is interested in a career related to International Criminal Law, and so became an intern, and later collaborator, working with the Core International Crimes Database since 2012.





Marie Steinbrecher Marie Steinbrecher was born and raised in Germany and, at the age of 20, moved to the Netherlands in order to study psychology at the University of Twente. After having graduated there in 2014, she moved to Amsterdam for doing a master in International Crimes and Criminology. Apart from the internship at the CICD, she is a research assistant for one of her professors at the VU Amsterdam and a contributor to the Rosetta Foundation. Her core interests are human rights and analysis of international crimes in different conflicts.


Olateju Taiwo

Olateju Taiwo is a graduate of Law from the University of Ibadan, (Nigeria) and has a Masters degree in Law from the University of Lagos (Nigeria). She has a 13 years post-call experience as a State prosecutor and Civil Litigator in the Lagos State Attorney General's Office. She is presently a Ph.D Student at the School of Law, University College Cork, (Ireland) researching in Comparative Legal Studies on International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Justice under the Scholarship of the Government of Lagos State.  She has worked on a number of projects specifically on educating Law Enforcement officers on the rule of law and human rights.



Rick OConnor

Rick O'Connor holds an LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Peace Support Operations from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His LLM thesis, which was awarded distinction, explored the evolution and status of direct participants in armed hostilities, with particular reference to the presence of private military contractors and cyber-warfare in modern conflict. He was also a participant in the winning team at the inaugural Irish Red Cross Moot Court Competition. Prior to this, he obtained an MA in International Relations from University College, Dublin, and worked in multiple countries as a teacher.





Weronika Weronika Natalia Blaszczyk - LLB International and European Law student at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Formerly actively involved in the work for student law associations, namely: Nexus Groningen and ELSA Groningen. Currently in the third year of studies on a bachelor level, living and studying in Hong Kong (SAR) for an exchange semester. In the following year she will write a thesis paper concerning the issue of human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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