William Pace, Coalition convenor

William R. Pace has served as the convenor of the Coalition for an International Criminal Court since its founding in 1995.

Pace is the executive director of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) and is a co-founder and steering committee member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.

He has been engaged in international justice, rule of law, environmental law, and human rights for the past 30 years. He previously served as the secretary-general of the Hague Appeal for Peace, the Director of the Center for the Development of International Law, and the Director of Section Relations of the Concerts for Human Rights Foundation at Amnesty International, among other positions.

Pace is the president of the Board of the Center for United Nations Reform Education and an Advisory Board member of the One Earth Foundation, as well as the co-founder of the NGO Steering Committee for the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and the NGO Working Group on the United Nations Security Council.

Pace is the recipient of the William J. Butler Human Rights Medal from the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and currently serves as an Ashoka Foundation Fellow. He has authored numerous articles and reports on international justice, international affairs and UN issues, multilateral treaty processes, and civil society participation in international decision-making.

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Kirsten Meersschaert, director of programs 

Kirsten Meersschaert was appointed the director of programs of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy in 2015, and currently overseas the programs on the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.

She has served as Head of Office of The Hague Secretariat of the WFM since 2013. Meersschaert headed the Coalition's office in Brussels, Belgium from 2011-2013, and continued to oversee the Europe program of the Coalition until 2016. Prior to joining the WFM-IGP/CICC in 2007, Meersschaert worked in international development as a consultant on projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, the European Union, regional development banks, and various national governments.

Meersschaert holds a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) in Humanitarian Policy from the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris, France; a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam; and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and European Studies from New York University.

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Regional, legal and advocacy

Michelle Reyes Milk

Americas Regional Coordinator (Lima)


+51 1-202-7184


Virginie Amato

Europe Regional Coordinator (Brussels)


+32 2 502 62 15 

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Naureen Khan

Communications Officer (The Hague)



Agustina Bidart

Spanish Communications Officer (Buenos Aires)



Spencer Lanning

IT Consultant




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Finance and administration

Hugo Strikker

Administration and Finance Officer (The Hague)




Matteo Tonella

Program Associate (The Hague)



Arden Haselmann

Program Assistant (New York)



Yasmina Gourchane

Membership and Outreach Associate (New York)



Sarkar Keya

Finance Associate (New York)




Eliza Fairbrother

Development Associate (New York)


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