Mr. Gregory Townsend, Specialized Legal Consultant:
Mr. Townsend started his legal career as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles, California. In 1998, he joined the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), prosecuting Rwandan genocide cases. He later became a prosecutor for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He then served as the Head of Office for the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague. He joined the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as Chief Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor. He was Chief of the Registry’s Court Services Section at ICTY/IRMCT, overseeing witness protection and court operations. He presently works as a consultant and Lecturer in Law in The Hague. He is on the List of Counsel to represent victims before the International Criminal Court (ICC), Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), and he was elected in 2018 to a three-year term on the ICC’s Advisory Committee on Legal Texts.