Our Team

LAW has 70 full time employees across its 7 teams.

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Founder & Executive Director

Antonia Mulvey

Antonia Mulvey is the Founder and Executive Director of Legal Action Worldwide (LAW). She is a British lawyer with 20 years of experience in international, human rights, refugee and criminal law. Antonia has established and headed rule of law and access to justice programmes for the UN and INGOs in Sudan, Somalia and the occupied Palestinian territory. She has also worked for UNHCR in Washington DC. Prior to her international work, Antonia practiced criminal and refugee law at one of the UK’s top human rights law firms. Her experience ranges from advising governments on judicial and legislative reform, to founding the first Women Lawyers Association in Somalia, establishing the first law faculty in Puntland, Somalia, and establishing the first paralegal programmes in Darfur, Sudan. The legal programme that she established in the occupied Palestinian territory stopped the forcible displacement of more than 20,000 Palestinians from their homes.

Mulvey is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School, New York. She is completing her PhD in international law at SOAS, University of London and is an Expert Panelist for the International Conflict Masters programme at the University of Leicester, UK. Antonia is a SGBV expert for UN Women, the Justice Rapid Response Unit and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. In 2017, she was appointed as SGBV investigator for the UN International Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. In 2019, Antonia became a board member of GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security), the UK’s women, peace and security civil society network. She is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Lebanese Ministry of State for Economic Empowerment of Woman and Youth. Antonia is married with four children. Her twitter is @AntoniaMulvey.

  • South Asia

    Ishita Kumar

    Ishita Kumar is LAW’s acting Bangladesh Programme Manager, is an India-qualified lawyer, holding LL.M. in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice from SOAS, London. Her experience lies mainly in the field of international refugee law and localizing international human rights norms for the forcibly displaced in the South Asian context. She was formerly based at Migration & Asylum Project, a refugee law centre based in New Delhi. She provided legal aid to asylum-seekers mainly from Afghanistan, Burma, DRC and specialized in working along with survivors of torture and SGBV. She implemented projects aimed at realizing refugees’ socio-economic rights and their access to justice, along with being involved in the strategic litigation efforts for rights of the Rohingya refugees in India.

  • Africa

    Camille Delbourgo

    Camille Delbourgo is LAW’s acting South Sudan Programme Manager. Camille has experience practicing law as an national lawyer in France and in international criminal law and universal jurisdiction with the Office of the Co-Prosecutor of the ECCC in Cambodia and the Swiss association Civitas Maxima. She then went on to work a Legal Advisor with the IFRC in Central African Republic, and as a Special Assistant with MONUSCO in the Kasai Region and in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most recently, Camille was a Human Rights Officer at the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the OHCHR in Geneva, focusing on Europe, Africa and the MENA regions.

  • South Asia

    Kimberly Ogonda

    Kimberly Ogonda is LAW’s acting Sri Lanka Programme Manager. Since 2011, Kim have worked throughout Europe, East Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia with programs that aim to strengthen the rule of law and protect human rights in fragile and conflict affected states.  She’s passionate about supporting and enabling professionals to do their job optimally, whilst thriving in a healthy work environment. Kim has a particular interest in organizational strategy development, upholding organizational integrity and ensuring that strong, well-structured processes lead to sustainable results. She is incredibly proud of the work that her team of five people do under the LAW Sri Lanka program.

  • Global

    Kate Norton

    Kate Norton is LAW’s Operations Director. She obtained her LLB with French from the University of Birmingham. She started her career practising as a solicitor in the UK for 7 years, specialising in property law, before taking a Masters in 2004 and switching to the humanitarian field. Before joining LAW, Kate has extensive experience working as a country director for NRC and DRC, as well as PROCAP for UNHCR in conflict settings across the world and has worked in Lebanon, South Sudan, CAR, Syria, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and Burundi amongst other countries.

     

  • LAW’s Advisory Council

    Michael Mansfield QC

    is a high-profile barrister with extensive experience in human rights and criminal law. Over an illustrious career, he has represented many accused of high profile IRA bombings, the families of the Bloody Sunday victims and more recently, the families of the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster.

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    Peter Haynes QC

    is a British barrister with more than 30 years’ experience in both domestic and international criminal courts. He currently acts as the Lead Counsel for Jean Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court and is the Lead Legal Representative of Victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

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    Serena Gates

    is a UK-qualified barrister and an expert in addressing sexual and gender-based violence. Between 2016 and 2018, Serena worked for the United Nations Syrian Commission of Inquiry. Her work on behalf of LAW has included training senior prosecutors in Sri Lanka in the prosecution of sexual violence under domestic and international criminal law.

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    Professor Guy Goodwin Gill

    teaches human rights and public international law at Oxford University. He is acclaimed for his writings on migration and asylum issues, having served as a Legal Adviser in the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1976-1988.

  • LAW’s Advisory Council

    Professor John Dugard

    has been a member of the International Law Commission since 1997, and served as the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories from 2001- 2008. He teaches law at the University of Leiden and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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    Dennis McNamara

    is Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at LAW. Dennis has more than three decades of international humanitarian experience during which he held several senior positions across the United Nations before becoming Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), Senior Humanitarian Adviser in 2007. Dennis has an Honours degree in law from Auckland University and practiced as a lawyer in the UK and Kenya before joining the UN.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Christine Van Nieuwenhuyse

    is a food security and humanitarian expert, based in Brussels. She was previously Head of Operations for the World Food Programme in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Daniel Machover

    heads the civil department of leading human rights firm, Hickman & Rose. He is particularly renowned for his work on actions against the police and his longstanding expertise in Universal Jurisdiction.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Yusuf Abdi Hassan

    is a member of the Kenyan Parliament for the Kamukunji constituency. He is a former director of IRIN, and has previously held senior posts in the United Nations.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Ingrid Gubbay

    is an experienced disputes lawyer at Hausfeld in London. She has a formidable track record in representing communities affected by human rights violations committed by major corporates across various industry sectors.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Alexandre Davidoff

    is a founding partner of Geneva-based firm, MDFH. Over his career, he has built a diverse practice in corporate and banking law.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Andre Collomb

    is a senior advisor to Swiss Life. He was formerly the Head of Delegation and Deputy General Delegate for Western and Central Europe, for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Raj Chada

    is a partner at Hodge, Jones & Allen, where he focuses on criminal law, particularly public order offences and cases with significant human rights issues. He has previously worked for Amnesty International and was the leader of Camden Council.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC

    is an eminent London solicitor with many decades experience working on human rights actions. He is the founder of human rights firm, Bindmans LLP, and represented Amnesty International in the Pinochet cases in the late 1990s.

  • LAW’s UK, Dutch Board and Swiss Committee

    Shamsul Bari

    currently chairs Research Initiatives Bangladesh and previously had a distinguished UN career. Highlights include his role as UNHCR Regional Director for Central Asia, South West Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.

  • Middle East

    Fatima Shehadeh

    Fatima Shehadeh is LAW’s acting Lebanon Programme Manager. She is a Palestinian – Syrian lawyer, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Damascus University. Her experience includes creating innovative legal strategies to increasing access to justice for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, stateless people, LGBTQI people, and other groups who have faced human rights violations and abuses. Fatima has an established experience in humanitarian aid for over ten years focusing on advancing protection and livelihood services for refugee and host communities in Lebanon.

  • Global

    Kirsty Hare

    Kirsty Hare is LAW’s Legal Advisor, working closely with LAW’s Executive Director across all programmes from the London office. Kirsty studied Modern Middle Eastern History before converting to law and completing a LL.M in Public International Law in 2018, where she specialised in international humanitarian and human rights law. Her thematic focus was the use of detention in armed conflict and accountability of security forces. Before moving to LAW, Kirsty worked in legal aid, mental capacity law in London.

  • Global

    Farha Waheed

    Farha Waheed is LAW’s Head of Human Resources and Compliance, joining LAW in January 2020. Prior to LAW, Farha worked as HR & Operations Business Partner with ActionAid International, Refugee Action and at the British Transport Police delivering a responsive and customer focused HR service, employee cycle, staff development and embedding values and best practices. As a Chartered MCIPD professional she has considerable HR operational and strategic experience of over 16 years to support the smooth functioning and growth of LAW.

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    Isabelle Saussereau

    Isabelle Saussereau is LAW’s Head of Finance, joining LAW in July 2021. Prior to LAW, Isabelle worked as Director of Finance & HR with ICVA and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International. Isabelle also worked with ICRC and spent several years working in Africa with MSF as Finance & HR Country Coordinator, in emergency and post emergency contexts. Isabelle obtained a Master Degree in Management and Business Administration.

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