RICHARD J ROGERS
An expert in international human rights and international criminal law, Richard advises governments, businesses, international organisations, or individuals facing legal challenges stemming from armed conflict or unstable environments.
Richard is a qualified lawyer in California, England and Wales, as well as Cambodia. He worked for several years as a commercial lawyer in San Francisco, California, dealing with complex intellectual property disputes. He later held senior positions in the UN and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), dealing with war crimes, human rights and legal development. He was the OSCE’s Chief legal system monitor in post-conflict Kosovo, the Principal Defender at the UN’s Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and the head of legal support for the Appeals Chamber at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY). Richard has applied his human rights expertise and field experience to the area of ‘business and human rights’ and offers a range of services to businesses operating in unstable environments.
Richard’s recent clients include: the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam; the Libyan Ministry of Justice; the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad; the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh; the President of the Burundi opposition political party (MSD); and a group of Cambodian victims who lodged a case before the International Criminal Court. Richard has provided training on human rights throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Richard has testified before the US Congress House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and spoken to human rights issues before European Parliamentary committees and the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has UK Government security clearance.
Marie is a French lawyer specialising in criminal law (both domestic and international) and human rights. She is the international Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyer before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
Originally trained in Business and Corporate Law in France, Marie later specialised in Public International Law and Human Rights (LLM, University College London). She went on to work in the field of human rights and corporate accountability: in particular, she headed the “Globalization and Human Rights” Office at the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), an international human rights organization, for 6 years. She also worked on women’s rights issues and economic social and cultural rights. Marie became a litigator in 2005 and joined the Paris-based law firm Stasi & Associés, specialised in criminal law. She set up her own practice in 2007, acting before French and foreign Courts: In France, she represents both Defendants and Victims (civil parties) in all areas of criminal law, including complex and serious crimes (e.g. terrorism and transnational crimes cases). Abroad, Marie specialises in civil party representation: she has represented victims of international crimes before Ivorian and Congolese Court through the FIDH and Lawyers Without Borders (Belgium) strategic litigation programs. She was a Civil Party Lawyer in case 002/01 at the ECCC before being appointed as the International Lead Co-Lawyer for Civil Parties in June 2014. In this capacity, Marie co-heads the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers’ Section, which ensures the effective organization of Civil Party representation during the trial stage, and bears the ultimate responsibility for the overall advocacy, strategy and in-court presentation of the interests of the Civil Parties. The Section also has a specific mandate relating to the judicial reparations recognized by the Court. Marie is qualified to practice law in France and Cambodia, and works in both French and English.
Alexandre is a legal adviser specialising in international criminal law and human rights. He has a worldwide practice and professional knowledge of English, French and Russian.
Alexandre holds an LLB with European Legal Studies from King’s College London and the University of Strasbourg, and an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. He has been called to the Bar of England and Wales.
Alexandre provides legal advice and assistance to individuals, non-governmental organisations and public authorities on human rights and international criminal law. He specialises in evidential analysis in large complex cases, legal drafting and strategic litigation. Examples of his work in this area include representing a defendant in Cambodia’s first war crimes trial, assisting litigants to bring a case against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights and filing complaints to the International Criminal Court on behalf of Cambodian victims of land grabbing and Ukrainian victims of political persecution.
Alexandre also participates in rule of law and capacity building projects as a justice sector reforms adviser, international observer and training expert. In this capacity, he has helped to establish the first Rule of Law Centre in Myanmar, conducted a 9-month trial monitoring mission in Georgia, recommended criminal law reform in Viet Nam as well as training CSO and justice sector professionals in Croatia, Cambodia and Ukraine. He has authored or contributed to a number of training and advocacy tools on topics such as violence against women, wartime sexual violence and human rights investigations. Alexandre has also lectured law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Cambodia and served as Adjunct Professor in International Criminal Law at the University of Washington and Lee in the USA.