HLC Executive Board Members

Iavor Rangelov, President of the Executive Board

Iavor Rangelov is Global Security Research Fellow at LSE Global Governance, London School of Economics & Political Science, and Co-Chair of the London Transitional Justice Network. He is Fellow of the research and training programme on European Foreign and Security Policy Studies (EFSPS), which sponsored his post-doctoral research and visiting fellowships at the European Policy Centre (Brussels), EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris), Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Barcelona), and T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Hague).  His current research investigates European approaches to justice and security in peace processes and post-conflict transitions, and explores the role of civil society actors in global security.  Since 2003, he has been involved in civil society initiatives and consultancy work in the Western Balkans and Afghanistan.

Florence Hartmann

Florence Hartmann graduated in 1985. She obtained a Masters degree in foreign literature and civilizations at the Univesity Paris-Ninterre. She worked as an author of the weekly media review in French and Spanish languages for embassies (1987-1990.); she worked as a journalist for Le Monde (1990-2000.); in the period from 2000 until 2006 she worked as the Spokesperson and the Head of Communication for the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTY and ICTR (ICTR in 2000 – 2003.). She worked in the missions of the OSCE/ODIHR in 1999; IEP/CERI in 1998, Reporters without Borders, and the European Institute for Media de Dusseldorf in 1997. Florence Hartmann is a Political Analyst, an expert on Balkan issues, with extensive experience within the human rights arena.

Nataša Kandić

Nataša Kandić graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy in 1972 with a degree in Sociology. She is the founder of the Humanitarian Law Center (1992). She is a prominent human rights defender and has been conferred a number of distinguished international awards and honours.

Ivanka Kostić

Ivanka Kostić graduated from the Belgrade University’s Faculty of Law. She worked in the Humanitarian Law Center on the research of war crimes and human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia (1993-1997); she also worked for the Norweigan Refugee Council on the Civil Rights Project (1997-2004), she was the Head of the Office of the Norweigan Refugee Council in Belgrade, after which she lead the Project of Civil Rights in Serbia. She is one of the founders and Executive Director of PRAXIS, a nongovernmental organization in Belgrade, which is focused on providing legal support to displaced persons, Roma, and other marginalized groups, regarding issues of access to property and status rights, right to legal entity, and protection of victims of family violence.

Tihomir Loza

Tihomir Loza is deputy director of Transitions (TOL), a Prague-headquartered Internet publisher and media development organization active in the former communist countries in Europe and Asia. He was previously an editor with Transitions magazine and Balkans editor of IWPR’s WarReport. He was a member of the team of producers who made the Death of Yugoslavia and the Fall of Milosevic, two major BBC documentary series. A native of Bosnia, in the1980s and early 1990s, he worked as a writer and editor for a number of Yugoslav media outlets, including the Oslobodjenje daily, the Nasi dani magazine and the Nedjelja weekly. He regularly writes on Balkan affairs for Transitions magazine and the European Voice.

Marika Theros

Marika Theros is a human rights and organizational development expert with more than 12 years experience working at the intersection of public policy, academia and civil society. She provides strategic and programmatic advice on issues related to human rights and civil society to a range of organizations as well as high net-worth individuals. She is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for State Effectiveness in Washington DC. At the London School of Economics (LSE), she currently contributes to the Civil Society Research Program (JSRP), particularly on issues of accountability, justice, and conflict. She also serves on the executive committee of the London Transitional Justice Network and is completing her Doctorate at the Department for International Development at LSE.

Marko Milanović

Dr Marko Milanovic is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham’s School of Law; currently he is a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School. He obtained his first degree in law from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law, his LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School, and his PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge. He is Vice-President and member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law, an Associate of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, and co-editor of EJIL: Talk!, the blog of the European Journal of International Law, as well as a member of the EJIL’s Editorial Board. He was Law Clerk to Judge Thomas Buergenthal at the International Court of Justice in 2006/2007. He has published in leading academic journals, including the European Journal of International Law and the American Journal of International Law; his work has been cited by, inter alia, judges of the European Court of Human Rights and the UK Supreme Court, as well as by the International Law Commission. He was Counsel or Advisor in cases before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Constitutional Court of Serbia.

Tin Geber

Tin Geber is a creative strategist, technologist and project manager with experience in human-centered programme and service design, project implementation and workshop facilitation. He is focused on supporting social change organisations to make the most of data and technology, and has extensive international experience covering a broad range of thematic areas across the development spectrum. Mr Geber worked with The Open Society Archives to build a digitisation and categorisation plan for a repository of the entire corpus of OSF Roma-related project information. He also supported Amnesty International with strategy and platform recommendations for upgrading their Individuals at Risk database. When a group of investigative journalists from Mexico wanted to conduct investigations into corruption and governmental misspending, he supported the team and designed an online micro-tasking platform so that manual digitisation could be crowdsourced more easily. This project grew into a stand-alone project called Moon Sheep, currently in development, and has been used successfully for two other groups (OPORA in Ukraine and K-Monitor in Hungary). Mr Geber is currently supporting UNDP Serbia on the development of the “Digitalni Informator”, a digital version of the information booklet that each public service is required to produce.

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