TARGETING PERPETRATORS AND SUPPORTING SURVIVORS: Assessing the Impact of Magnitsky Sanctions
Olivia is responsible for supporting and delivering REDRESS’s policy primarily in the United Kingdom, including Magnitsky Sanctions, universal jurisdiction and upholding the absolute ban on torture. She also works with the Communities Officer to ensure the participation of survivors and survivor communities in REDRESS’s policy advocacy campaigns. Before joining REDRESS, Olivia was the Senior Policy Officer at Clinks, where she advocated for changes to policy and practice to improve prison and probation conditions in England and Wales. She previously led on policy and research at Working Chance, the UK’s only employment charity for women with convictions. Olivia began her career in Cambodia, where she worked as a technical advisor for local NGOs supporting human rights defenders. In Phnom Penh, she co-founded the city’s first feminist film festival, and lectured in law at the Royal University of Law and Economics. Olivia has written for the Monument Fellowship book on criminal justice and gal-dem magazine, and has a chapter included in The Routledge Handbook of Women’s Experiences of Criminal Justice. She sits on the board of trustees at Rights of Women. She has a Graduate Diploma in Law from City University.
Natalie coordinates REDRESS’s work on corruption sanctions in collaboration with the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition. In this role, Natalie assists partners in the development of sanctions recommendations promotes the effective use of the UK’s sanctions regime to relevant stakeholders and conducts workshops for civil society organizations. Prior to joining REDRESS, Natalie worked as a Visiting Professional in the Trial Chambers of the International Criminal Court. She also spent 5 years practicing in an international law firm in London, Paris and Singapore where she represented clients in complex arbitration and litigation proceedings before domestic courts and international tribunals. Throughout her career, she has maintained a busy pro bono practice including, most recently, managing a project preparing submissions and urgent appeals to the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of victims of serious human rights abuses in South-East Asia. Natalie is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales and holds a LLB (Hons) from the University of Exeter and a LLM in International Law from the University of Cambridge.
Supervising Staff Attorney, Accountability
Human Rights First
As Supervising Staff Attorney for Accountability at Human Rights First, Amanda Strayer (she/her) coordinates the targeted human rights and anticorruption sanctions coalition, a group of more than 330 NGOs using the Global Magnitsky Act and other legal authorities to hold human rights abusers and corrupt actors accountable. In this role, she serves as the primary liaison with U.S. government personnel and assists NGOs and pro bono attorneys working to produce recommendations for sanctions in Africa, the Near East, and Europe and Eurasia. Previously, Amanda worked with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights as the Dale and James J. Pinto Fellow focused on human rights advocacy in South and Southeast Asia. She received her juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. During her time at Georgetown, she co-authored a report on violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ+ persons in Guyana as part of the Human Rights Fact-Finding Practicum. She prepared a strategic litigation case to challenge child marriage laws in Botswana with the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic and participated in the Guantanamo Observers Program. During her summers, Amanda worked with the South African Human Rights Commission in Johannesburg and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Prior to law school, Amanda worked with Women for Women International on communications and advocacy focused on challenges faced by women in conflict-affected countries. She has a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and a minor in French from the University of Virginia.
Senior Policy Analyst
Open Society Foundations
Tinatin Tsertsvadze is a senior policy analyst on EU foreign policy at the Open Society Foundations Europe and Central Asia Programme. Tinatin is responsible for EU sanctions policies analyses and advocacy. She also has thematic expertise in EU’s human rights policies in external action and civil society space. Prior to joining Open Society, she worked for the International Partnership for Human Rights, focusing on Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia as an Advocacy Director and Gender Adviser for five years. She worked at FRIDE, a European think-tank based in Brussels and Madrid between 2010 - 2014, as Central Asia programme manager and conducted research and advocacy on EU policies towards Central Asia and the South Caucasus. She co-managed 50-member network of Brussels-based HRDN network between 2016-2019. Prior to that Tinatin worked for the European Socialist Party, assisting in the 2009 European Parliament Election campaign. She was involved in the pan-European youth network AEGEE, and served one year as its Brussels director for European Institutions. (Photo credit Justin Jin Panos)
Pan American Development Foundation
Chloe Zoeller is a Program Manager for Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights at the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF). Chloe is the Targeted Sanctions Lead and, in this capacity, oversees programming that builds and strengthens the capacity of civil society organizations to document human rights violations and corruption across Latin America for international accountability mechanisms. As part of this work, Chloe represents PADF as the Sub-Chair for Latin America on the Targeted Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Coalition. Chloe holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and BAs in Spanish and Political Science, with a specialization in Latin American affairs. A former Fulbright Scholar, Chloe has lived in and out of Latin America for the past 10 years and is currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.