Our team is composed of twenty staff members, interns and volunteers working from the Hague to empower change makers.
Sebastiaan has a background in public international law, specialising in human rights with an interest in local, innovative ways to achieve social change. He strongly believes that human rights and equal opportunities can only be effectively achieved on the local level, and that it is therefore important to strengthen and develop inclusive, creative and sustainable cities and local communities.
Head of Programmes
Anne is Head of Programmes at Justice and Peace. Previously, she worked for the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and the Dutch judiciary system. Her educational background is in Dutch and international law, focusing particularly on human rights.
Trainer for Human Rights Defenders and Security
Before joining Justice and Peace, Tessa lived and worked in Southeast Asia with several environmental and human rights organization, including Greenpeace, Protection International and EarthRights International. Tessa is an experienced campaigner and project manager and a seasoned holistic security trainer. She has worked with defenders from many different contexts and working on a wide range of issues.
Programme Officer Fundraising and Project Development
Christina joined Justice and Peace in 2017 to empower change makers from all over the world. She is an international lawyer, specialising in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and has substantial experience in projects promoting human rights, democracy and peace.
Programme Coordinator Shelter City
Suzan joined Justice and Peace in 2017. She is responsible for the overall coordination of the Shelter City programme. She previously worked for Human Rights Watch and the Netherlands Red Cross and has an educational background in Latin American Studies.
Junior Officer Human Rights Defenders & Security
Maartje is fascinated by the power of peaceful, bottom-up protests against repressive regimes. This fascination led her to intern at several human rights organisations in the Netherlands and abroad, before joining Justice and Peace. Maartje completed a research master in Political Science with a focus on human rights, good governance and the former member states of the Soviet Union. She uses her free time to improve her comprehension of the Russian language.
Programme Coordinator Migration and Human Rights
Since her first encounter with Afghan refugees, Maaike has been committed to defend everyone’s ‘right to have rights’. Before joining Justice and Peace, she held positions at the Dutch journal on Asylum and Migration Law and at an NGO working with undocumented migrants. She obtained her Master’s degree from the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.
Programme Officer Migration and Human Rights
Liselot helped to build up the ‘Welcome Here’ network. As an anthropologist Liselot always seeks opportunities to translate different perspectives into concrete activities for our Migration programme. Besides her work on the Welcome Here project, Liselot is working on an education project for refugees and undocumented migrants.
Senior Communications Officer
Before starting at Justice and Peace, Marjolijn worked as a communications advisor in diverse profit and non-profit organisations. She coordinates the communication activities of Justice and Peace and its initiatives as well as the organisation of public events.
After living in Canada and Malaysia and finishing her studies in International Relations and Affairs in the UK, Aisha moved to The Hague to start her career in human rights. She now takes care of the organisation’s external communications, and communications for the Shelter City programme.
Junior Publicity Officer
Niya is an International Relations graduate aspiring to enable bottom-up change through visual and creative means. Passionate about visual representations, languages and discourse, Niya has found a place within our Communications team. At Justice and Peace, Niya supports local changemakers in shedding light on complex issues around human rights. She also takes great pleasure in connecting with people from different world regions and their stories.
Office Manager & Online Communication
After working for several companies and NGOs, Maranke joined the Justice and Peace team in 2014. On top of the regular tasks of a management assistant, Maranke takes care of online communication and graphic design.
Wim manages the finances and the administrative matters of Justice and Peace. He shares his time between four different NGOs and works three days a week for Justice and Peace.
Erik works for Justice and Peace since 2020. Before he has worked for Mensen met een Missie.
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