Western Balkans Coalition for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Crimes Prevention

Advisory board

Thomas Unger

Thomas Unger is the Co-Director of the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. He is the former Senior Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. With more than 15 years of expertise in the field of transitional justice, he was previously a legal adviser on human rights and international humanitarian law to the Austrian Foreign Ministry, and a senior associate of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He also worked as a legal system monitor with the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, and as a legal clerk with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Thomas Unger holds a degree in Law from the University of Vienna, an LLM in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law and a Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (Venice).

Richard S. A. Newell

Richard S. A. Newell is a co-founder of Aegis Trust affiliated Aegis Students (now STAND), and has spent several years working as an activist in

David Simon

David Simon is the Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University and holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political

Dr Melanie O’Brien

Dr Melanie O’Brien is an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Western Australia and an award-winning teacher of International Humanitarian Law, Public International

Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of World without Genocide, which provides education about past and current conflicts and advocates at