Cynthia Tai, Esq., Executive Director
Ms. Tai has over two decades of experience in international and domestic litigation. She served as a trial lawyer for the International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor from 2007-2013. At the ICC, she was a principal member of the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba (CAR), and lead counsel on the case of William Ruto (Kenya). She was a pivotal member of the investigation strategies of both cases and conducted dozens of interviews. As a domestic prosecutor, she conducted numerous jury trials (violent crime, cold case homicides, and sexual assaults), over 500 bench trials, and thousands of contested evidentiary hearings. She is familiar with the rules of authenticity, relevance, and admissibility standards at both the national and international tribunals. Ms. Tai has also served as trial counsel in civil litigation cases domestically.
Kristin Rosella, Esq., Senior Legal Counsel
Ms. Rosella has over 12 years of domestic and international litigation experience and has represented both victim-survivors, accused, and corporations. Her current practice focuses on the areas of strategic litigation, international criminal law, fair trial rights, anti-human trafficking, child protection, and transitional justice. Ms. Rosella is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she works at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, leads PEJ’s anti-human trafficking program, and engages in other strategic litigation efforts. She also lectures at the Royal University for Law and Economics (RULE) and Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Prior to working in human rights, she was an associate in the litigation practice groups of law firms in New York and Chicago.
Ms. Sophary NOY, Legal Consultant
Ms. Noy is a certified expert in investigating sexual- and gender-based violence as international crimes and a member of the UN Women-JRR roster. For the last ten years, she has been working in the areas of human rights protection, international criminal law, anti-human trafficking, and fair trial rights. She holds an MA in Peace and Reconciliation studies from Coventry University, UK, and studied Human Rights Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is an LLB graduate from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Ben Batros, Legal Consultant
Mr. Batros has 17 years experience in accountability, international criminal law, and human rights. He served as Appeals Counsel at the International Criminal Court from 2005-2010, and prior to this, worked for the Australian Attorney-Generals’ Department on Australia’s ratification, implementation and membership of the ICC (along with regional responses to people smuggling and trafficking in persons), and in private litigation practice. Since leaving the ICC, Mr. Batros has focused on strategic litigation with the Open Society Justice Initiative, where he coordinated a portfolio of 60 human rights cases and directed a summer school on strategic human rights litigation. He is currently a consultant on accountability mechanisms and human rights.
Ms. Laura-Lou Moreau, Legal Consultant
Ms. Moreau is a French lawyer with legal expertise in international law, especially human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. Since 2013, Ms. Moreau has defended fair trial rights in both domestic and international jurisdictions. After graduating from Rotterdam University, Ms. Moreau worked for defense teams at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Additionally, during her professional training, Ms. Moreau worked with a French criminal lawyer in representing an accused in an universal jurisdiction case before the Paris Court of Appeal. In addition to her work with PEJ, Ms. Moreau works at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia.
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