Our Board

Tosca Urbanus

Tosca Urbanus studied criminal law and international law at the University of Amsterdam. From 2013 until 2015 she worked as a law clerk at the criminal court of the District Court of Amsterdam. During her studies she did an internship and worked at law firms and conducted research into the legal possibilities for reparations for war victims. Since 2015 she works as a lawyer at Jebbink Soeteman Advocaten. Since 2016 she is the secretary of the board of the Nuhanovic Foundation, a Dutch foundation that supports litigation for obtaining reparations for war victims. From 2019-2022 she was the (vice-)chair of the Dutch Association of Young Criminal Lawyers (NVJSA).

Mieke Zagt

Mieke Zagt has worked for more twenty-five years on human rights, with a focus on the Middle East and Northern Africa. Zagt supports organizations with organizational development and human rights strategies. She worked with al Haq on legal strategies, stood at the initiation of the Kairos Palestine document, developed the Dutch and international Olive Tree Campaign and set up Article 1 Collective to research and share data for the worldwide BDS campaign. Zagt was also involved with designer’s activism and supported the development of truth-design together with disarming design. Besides being a board member for the Nuhanovic Foundation, Mieke Zagt is also involved in combatting poverty in her hometown Rotterdam together with the Rotterdam Poverty Combatting network RAB en she is a board member for Netwerk DAK.

Kate Clark

Kate Clark gained her degrees in law from the universities of London (LLB 2010) and Amsterdam (LLM 2013). Since 2013 she has been Head of Research for the Nuhanovic Foundation, which studies, reports on and finances litigation for reparations for victims of war crimes and conflict-related collateral damage. She established the Foundation’s comprehensive database on reparations and has authored or contributed to the several reports published by the foundation. She has also authored book chapters for publications by Springer and Intersentia. She has been a guest lecturer at the International Masterclasses on War Crimes run by the Geoffrey Nice Foundation. Alongside her legal work she is also a concert flutist and teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

 


Lauren Gould

Lauren Gould is an Assistant Professor in Conflict Studies at Utrecht University and the director of the Intimacies of Remote Warfare (IRW). IRW is an evidence-based research programme that aims to inform academic, public and policy debates on the intimate realities of the remote wars waged in our name. One of the core ‘intimacies’ the IRW works on is civilian harm. Remote warfare is only remote and riskless for some: so-called ‘precision’ airstrikes often lead to mass civilian harm. Therefore, the asymmetrical suffering goes unaccounted for and this undermines democratic control over the wars waged in our names. Lauren Gould is a lecturer in the Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University, a research fellow for the Centre for Global Challenge, co-founder of the IOS Contesting Governance platform, Public Engagement fellow and coordinator of the Summer School ‘Contemporary Conflict Analysis’. She became a member of the board of the Nuhanovic foundation in 2020.

Our Director

Frederiek de Vlaming

Frederiek de Vlaming is a criminologist specialized in international criminal law and transitional justice. De Vlaming has a background in human rights, development studies in international refugee law and policy. She is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam and has worked for UNHCR, Amnesty International and several international human rights and development agencies in different parts of the world. De Vlaming is co-founder of the Foundation Lawyers for Lawyers and founded the War Reparations Centre of the UvA Law Faculty.

Our Team

The Nuhanovic Foundation works with a large team of freelance experts and students of the University of Amsterdam and the Free University Amsterdam. They keep our database updated and stimulate and undertake research. An enthousiastic team of students organize lectures and panels on litigation related topics and keep our social media alive and kicking.

Head of research: Kate Clark

Kate Clark gained her degrees in law from the universities of London (LLB 2010) and Amsterdam (LLM 2013). Since 2013 she has been Head of Research for the Nuhanovic Foundation, which studies, reports on and finances litigation for reparations for victims of war crimes and conflict-related collateral damage. She established the Foundation’s comprehensive database on reparations and has authored or contributed to the several reports published by the foundation. She has also authored book chapters for publications by Springer and Intersentia. She has been a guest lecturer at the International Masterclasses on War Crimes run by the Geoffrey Nice Foundation. Alongside her legal work she is also a concert flutist and teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Head of database and communications: Marjolein Vlieks

Marjolein Vlieks studied law at Leiden University in the Netherlands, gaining her Master’s degree in Public International Law with a focus on international humanitarian law. She joined the Nuhanovic Foundation in 2016 as Database manager. She has taught in the Law faculty of the University of Maastricht and published in the peer-reviewed journal Human Rights & International Legal Discourse. She is a volunteer for the Maastricht Stolpersteen (‘stumbling stone’) Foundation which sets memorial plaques among the pavings of footpaths, to mark houses from which local residents were deported during the Holocaust. Vlieks conducts research and writes the biographies of Holocaust victims for who a stumbling stone will be placed.

Communications & Social media: Julia Golterman & Raghav Sarma

Other activities: Team of student volunteers

Website: Studio Visser Knof & Emiliano Marrerro Romero

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