Is there a haircut of international justice? When visiting the Hague, actress Sharon Stone noted the similarity of her asymmetrical bob to ours. Two journalists, one haircut; obviously our next move was to start a podcast to talk about justice for genocide, crimes against humanity and warcrimes, with women experts and commentators, because they aren’t always first in our mental rolodexes. But they should be.
Janet Anderson became an international justice observer in 1998 when working with Rwandan journalists who needed to understand the ICTR, based in Arusha Tanzania. Since then she’s been analysing the post-conflict justice world, especially – being based in the Hague – the ICC. As the founder of Justice Connection, a communications company focused on accountability mechanisms, she manages a number of on and offline spaces for engagement on peace and justice and supports many fellow journalists through trainings and visits to courts and tribunals. She’s also a campaigns specialist, working with NGO teams on how to use media in their work for human rights and social change. Many years ago she started as a radio producer at the BBC World Service, and was a correspondent in West Africa. She has two rescue dogs.
Stephanie van den Berg is a freelance journalist working for Reuters and other clients on international justice and Dutch news. Her interest in all things war crimes and international tribunals started while covering the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and other The Hague courts in the early 2000s for the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency. After seven years abroad in Senegal and the Balkans she returned to The Hague and international courts with her family and three rehabilitated Serbian street cats a few years ago.
Dimitra Karapanagiotou is our editorial intern. After studying English Language and Literature in Thessaloniki and Belgium she switched to non-fiction. Dimi is now doing a journalism masters at Groningen University and hopes to shed light on untold stories. Check her out on LinkedIn
Joost van Egmond is our producer, sound editor and website guru.