Who We Are
We support justice leaders in the challenges they face, and respond to their requests.
The Justice Leaders are an independent non-profit organisation that was founded in The Hague (the Netherlands) in 2015, with support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipality of The Hague. The objective of the foundation is to promote and support justice leadership, to bring about positive, tangible change in legal systems and strengthen the rule of law, inter alia by engaging with governments and justice leaders, by developing knowledge and organising workshops and conferences.
Meet the Leaders
UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Former Minister of Justice of Peru, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru and former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin served as Chief Justice of Canada from 2000 to mid-December 2017.
Former President of the International Criminal Court, Current President of UNICEF/Korea
Former Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Board for the Justice Center for Legal Aid, Jordan; Founder and Senior Partner of International Business Legal Associates (IBLAW)
Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC
Former Attorney-General and Minister for Legal Affairs and Minister of Financial Services and Investment of The Bahamas
Former Minister of Justice, Attorney General and President of the High Court in Rwanda
Former Chief Justice of the Kenyan Supreme Court and Commonwealth Secretary-General's Special Envoy to the Maldives
Former judge now lawyer at the Court of Cassation, Tunisia. Former Secretary-General of the Association of Tunisian Judges (AMT)
Former Chief Prosecutor of Norway and former Director of the Norwegian National Authority for Prosecution of Organized and Other Serious Crimes
Ernst Hirsch Ballin
Former Minister of Justice, The Netherlands. Honorary University Professor at Tilburg University and member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Botswana to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva. Former Attorney General of the Republic of Botswana, first woman in the country to hold that position