The Objectives

The objective of the Foundation is to advance a multidisciplinary understanding of International Criminal Justice delivered by courts, truth commissions and in other ways. The Foundation seeks to achieve its goals through training and education programmes, together with other activities,
which embrace legal, historical, political and sociological disciplines and their respective methodologies. It operates with students, researchers and academics of these disciplines from different countries, studying and working together.

Master Classes take place annually under the general title “Law, History, Politics, and Society in the Context of Mass Atrocities” with different specific programmes for each year.


Policy and Program Plan

Public Debate

Each year public debates will be organized on topics dealing with mass atrocities. The Foundation will work in cooperation with partner organisations such as University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Gresham College ( United Kingdom ), the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights ( Serbia ) and others.


A multi-disciplinary approach will be encouraged in teaching and research by those working with the Foundation on topics of legal, political, diplomatic and military responses to mass atrocities.

Research topics will focus on the questions that arise for post-conflict societies out of trials of individuals for mass atrocities; including:



Proceedings of Master Class lectures and conferences will be published as online reports and in book formats.


Contacts will be established and maintained with victims of mass atrocities , policy makers and international organisations in order to further awareness of the possibilities of the mechanism of restorative and retributive justice.

Contact info

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Antonie Duyckstraat 127 2582TG Den Haag The Netherlands


Board Members

The members of the Board will not receive salary for performance of their duties. They have the right to be reimbursed of expenses incurred on Foundation business. The directors of the Foundation will receive salaries in accordance with Dutch Vereniging Fondswervende Instellingen (VFI).

Executive Staff

Marie-Ursula Kind

Programme Director

Marie-Ursula Kind completed her training as a lawyer and attorney at law in Zürich (CH) and Cambridge (UK). From 2000 until 2007, she worked as Legal Officer and Appeals Counsel in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and from 2007 to 2010 was the Team Leader of the ICTY OTP Transition Team managing transitional justice projects. In October 2010, she joined the European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUPM) as Senior Criminal Justice Expert and from May 2012 until July 2013 worked as Program Manager with Justice Rapid Response (JRR) in Geneva. As Senior Adviser on Transitional Justice she advised the Inter Ministerial Working Group on Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation in Kosovo from June 2014 until July 2016, seconded by the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding and working out of the joint UNDP, OHCHR and UN Women project Support to Transitional Justice in Kosovo.