Simon Minks

National Senior Public Prosecutor of the Netherlands

Mr. Minks specialises in counter terrorism and war crimes. Since 2015, Mr. Minks has (also) resumed position as Liaison Magistrate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), MICT and the Embassies. Previous to his position as (senior) public prosecutor, he was a practising lawyer for ten years. Mr. Minks prosecuted (some of them in appeal) highly sensitive cases including, against Trafigura (export illegal waste), five members of the terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for their role in the armed conflict in Sri Lanka (April 2015), members of an international terrorist group related to Syria and Iraq, which included recruiters and fighters for IS and Jabhat al-Nusra, three former Afghan generals, a Rwandan war criminal, Somali pirates and the Dutch man van Anraat, who was the main supplier of certain chemicals to Saddam Hussein (who turned it into chemical weapons and used it against the Kurds). Mr. Minks gives (international) trainings and presentations for judges, prosecutors and policemen and guest lectures at different universities (recently at the American University in Kurdistan).