Olivia Swaak-Goldman

Executive Director

Olivia has twenty-six 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. She received a BA with honours in Political Science from Trinity College, a J.D. summa cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University and a LL.M. with honours from the University of Amsterdam. Olivia, a registered attorney in New York and D.C., is a dual national of the US and The Netherlands.