Biographies of the lecturers in alphabetical order
Anne-Marie de Brouwer works as an associate professor at the Department of Criminal Law at the University of Tilburg. Her interest and research lies in the field of international criminal law and procedure, international crimes, victims' rights, victimology, sexual violence and transitional justice. Previously, de Brouwer was an associate legal officer at the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice in The Hague. She is the Chair of the Mukomeze Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of women and girls who survived sexual violence during the Rwandan genocide.
Petar Finci is senior information assistant for the outreach office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). In this function he wrote and produced the film ‘Sexual violence and the triumph of Justice’, which will also be (partly) screened at this film symposium.
Rosette Muzigo-Morrison has been working as a Legal Officer at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since 1995. While working for the office of the prosecutor she was closely involved in, for example, the trial of Jean-Paul Akayesu. Between fall 2011 until spring 2012 Muzigo-Morrison was assigned the position of sexual violence investigator for the commission of Inquiry on Libya commissioned by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Marian Tankink is a consultant at the World Bank. She is a senior anthropologist responsible for a qualitative multi-country study (Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda) on the role of the family in the reintegration process of demobilized ex-combatants. She also wrote the book Over Zwijgen Gesproken (Talking About Silence). This research is a medical anthropological study of refugee women in the Netherlands, from Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and South Sudan, coping with experiences of war-related sexual violence.
Ilse and Femke van Velzen are two independent documentary makers. They filmed the triptych about sexual violence in the DR Congo. Apart from the documentaries Fighting the Silence and Justice for Sale, the twin sisters shot the film Weapon of War which will be screened during this symposium. The Van Velzen sisters operate, produce and direct documentaries under their own label IFPRODUCTIONS.
Patricia Viseur-Sellers is currently Special Advisor on International Criminal Law Prosecution Strategies for the International Criminal Court and she works at the University of Oxford, Kellogg College. She is an International lawyer and legal consultant in international human rights law, international criminal law, humanitarian law and human rights law. Sellers-Viseur previously worked at the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICTY and ICTR where she litigated and advised on prominent international prosecutions such as the Furundzija, Kunarac and Akayesu cases. She has written extensively on sexual violence in armed conflict.
Sociologist Jolande Withuis is a senior researcher at the NIOD. Her major publications include the postwar history of Dutch liberation from communism and Nazism on the basis of documents and film material. She studied sociology and anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Withuis has published articles and books on Ravensbrück survivors, gender, on the historical sociology of trauma (Erkenning. Van oorlogstrauma naar klaagcultuur, 2002), and on the collective history of concentration camp survivors (Na het kamp. Vriendschap en politieke strijd, 2005).