The Partners in Justice International legal team has decades of combined experience prosecuting perpetrators and representing victims and survivors of human rights violations and international atrocity crimes in litigation. The legal team has litigated human rights cases in U.S. courts, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and has assisted local practitioners in international crimes investigations and prosecutions around the world, including in Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, Kosovo, the Philippines, South Korea, and Tunisia.

Max and Kathy came to this work by different paths. Max was a war crimes prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and she was an investigator at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Kathy was Legal Director at the Center for Justice and Accountability, a victim lawyer investigating and trying atrocity crimes cases in the courts of third countries (usually the United States). Both saw the need for victims to see justice where they live. Both heard the call of local justice practitioners seeking support to make that happen. They founded PJI to respond to this call.

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From left to right: Marie Audrey Girard, Kathleen Roberts, Maxine Marcus, at the Truth and Dignity Commission in Tunis, Tunisia
Special Thanks to Our Strategic Partners and Advisors
  • Kevi Brannelly, PJI Board Treasurer
  • Abukar Hassan Ahmed
  • Alison Smith
  • Ambassador Stephen Rapp
  • Beth Van Schaack
  • Brahim Belghith
  • Cecilia Moran Santos
  • Center for Justice & Accountability
  • Citizens Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
  • Dietlind Lerner Strategic Communications
  • Drita Hajdari
  • Eric Witte
  • European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
  • Evan Wallach
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Gary Selick
  • Gregory Gordon
  • Hogan Lovells, LLP
  • Institute for International Criminal Investigations
  • Jacqueline Moudeina
  • John Ralston
  • Jo-Marie Burt
  • Joseph Rikhof
  • Justice Teresa Doherty
  • Kate McIntosh
  • Kim Seelinger
  • Laurel Fletcher
  • Li Fung
  • Lisa Hammond
  • Luc Walleyn
  • Lydia Muthiani
  • Marie Audrey Girard
  • Nahla Valji
  • Niccolò A. Figà-Talamanca
  • Niamh Hayes
  • Nushin Sarkarati
  • Olympia Bekou
  • Pamela Merchant
  • Patricia Sellers
  • Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA
  • REDRESS
  • Reed Brody
  • Suleiman Bolaleh
  • Tyler Gianni
  • TRIAL International
  • UN Women
  • SEMA Survivor Coordinators from Sudan and Zimbabwe
  • Shearman & Sterling, LLP
  • Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Suleiman Bolaleh
  • Valerie Oosterveld
  • Wendy Betts
  • Zenaida Velasquez

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