Carla Ferstman is the Director of REDRESS, an international organisation which assists survivors of torture and related crimes obtain justice. She was called to the Bar in British Columbia, Canada where she practiced as a criminal law barrister. She has also worked with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on legal reform and capacity building in post-genocide Rwanda, with Amnesty International's International Secretariat as a legal researcher on trials in Central Africa and as Executive Legal Advisor to Bosnia and Herzegovina's Commission for Real Property Claims of Displaced Persons and Refugees (CRPC). She has an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and an LL.M. from New York University. Carla has published and is a regular commentator on victims' rights, the International Criminal Court and the prohibition against torture.