The Wildlife Justice Commission

The Wildlife Justice Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organisation operating globally. Consisting of criminal justice, law enforcement and wildlife crime experts with a core, lean team based in The Hague, The Netherlands, and others in the field.

The Wildlife Justice Commission is a charitable foundation incorporated under Dutch law with ANBI tax status. Our Annual Report will be publicly available, including budget – and we maintain transparency with all our operating costs.

 

Team
  • Olivia Swaak-Goldman
    Olivia Swaak-Goldman
    Executive Director

    Olivia has over twenty years’ experience in international justice and diplomacy, has published extensively on issues of international criminal law and international humanitarian law, and served as a lecturer for both Harvard and Leiden Universities.

    Prior to joining the Wildlife Justice Commission, Olivia was Head of the International Relations Task Force of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Senior Legal Advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and Legal Assistant at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Olivia is a dual national of the US and The Netherlands.

  • Pieter Mohr
    Pieter Mohr
    Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Pieter has extensive experience in both corporate and in SME environments. His experience is broad and ranges from M&A and Strategic Affairs to Marketing and Communications. As an entrepreneur, he was active in fundraising and sponsoring and developed tailor-made concepts for corporations and sports federations. After leaving the company he co-founded, Pieter worked as an interim manager helping SMEs considerably improve their profitability by focussing on the revenue side.

    In 2015 Pieter joined the Wildlife Justice Commission, where his responsibilities include fundraising and engaging stakeholder efforts aimed towards getting authorities to enforce their laws related to wildlife crimes.

    Pieter has a passion for wildlife, sparked during an overland trip from North to South Africa after finishing his studies in International Law.

  • Pauline Verheij
    Pauline Verheij
    Senior Legal Investigator

    Pauline is an environmental lawyer specialised in the investigation and prosecution of transnational wildlife crime. Since 2000 she has worked to combat environmental and wildlife crime in consecutive positions as legal advisor with the Serious Environmental Crime Unit of the Dutch police, policy advisor on wildlife crime with the Dutch public prosecutors’ office and tiger trade programme manager with TRAFFIC International, where she was based in Malaysia. Between 2012 and 2015 she ran her own consultancy EcoJust where she advised international NGOs and intergovernmental organisations on wildlife crime issues. In that capacity she was involved in the design and establishment of the Wildlife Justice Commission based in The Hague.