The Advisory Council advises the PILP. The Advisory Council is comprised of prominent experts with various backgrounds in academia, law, journalism and civil society. Advisory Council members have demonstrated a strong commitment to the protection of human rights in The Netherlands.
Composition of the Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is comprised of:
- Prof. Tom Barkhuysen, University of Leiden, Stibbe
- Dr. Jeff Handmaker, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Mr. Folkert Jensma, NRC Handelsblad
- Dr. Eva Rieter, Senior Researcher & Assistant Professor of International Human Rights Law and Public International Law, Radboud University Nijmegen
- Mr. Herman Veerbeek, former board member of the NJCM
- Prof. Barbara Oomen, Professor in the Sociology of Human Rights, University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University)
- Mr. dr. Marloes van Noorloos, Associate Professor, Tilburg Law School, Department of Criminal Law
- Mr. Mohamed Rafik, criminal defense lawyer, Korvinus Zandt Bruinsma Rafik Advocaten
The Advisory Council consists of a maximum number of nine members, and was established by the NJCM.
The role of the Advisory Council
The Advisors operate as a sounding board for the PILP-NJCM. Their main task is to assist the litigation director of the NJCM and in thorough review of potential adopted cases. Aside from this essential role in the decision-making process, the Advisors are encouraged to advise on other questions related to the project. They take part in the Advisory Council in their personal capacity.