Mr. J. H. Schraven (Jacques)
Chair of the Supervisory Board
Former Non-Executive Independent Director and Chairman of Safety, Health & Environment Committee, Tata Steel Limited
From 1999 until 2005 Jacques Schraven served as chairman of the Netherlands Confederation of Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). Before that he was president of Shell Nederland B.V. A lawyer by training, Jacques joined the legal department of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in The Hague in 1968. After a series of legal, financial and commercial secondments in the Netherlands, Curaçao, Venezuela and the United Kingdom, he moved to Buenos Aires in 1984 as chief executive of the Shell companies in Argentina. After that he served as a director of the Corporate Centre within the central offices of the Group in London and The Hague. In 1997 he was appointed president of Shell Nederland B.V.
From 1999 until 2005 Jacques was deputy chairman of the Social Economic Council and chairman of the Labour Foundation. He was a member of the Bank Council of the Netherlands Central Bank and chairman of the Netherlands Council for Financial Reporting. He also served as vice chairman of BusinessEurope, the confederation of Industrial and Employers’ federations in Europe.
Jacques is currently chairman or a member of the supervisory boards of Stork B.V., NUON Energy B.V. and BNP Parisbas OBAM. He also serves as chairman of the Trust Foundation of Unilever N.V. and the Trust Foundation Preference Shares “B” of Koninklijke KPN N.V. Outside business he is a board member or trustee of the Netherlands Blood Institute Sanquin, the Carnegie Foundation, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Foundation for Social-Economic Research (SEO).
Ms. L. Cuelenaere (Leoni)
Special Advisor on Access to Justice at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Former Netherland’s Ambassador
Ambassador Leoni Cuelenaere has served with distinction in the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs for over two decades. Her assignments as Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission were conducted in post- conflict countries with significant social, political and economic challenges. The foundation for her work has been a focus on the rule of law and human rights. She is currently serving as Special Advisor on Access to Justice at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prior to her return to the Netherlands in July 2018, Ms. Cuelenaere spent 14 years in different diplomatic
postings representing the Kingdom of the Netherlands across South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She
served in the following positions:
- Netherland’s Ambassador to Bangladesh 2015 – 2018
- Netherland’s Ambassador to Rwanda 2012 – 2015
- Netherland’s Ambassador to Yemen 2011 – 2012
- Netherland’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka 2008 – 2011
- Deputy Head of Mission in Harare, Zimbabwe 2004 – 2008
In her current role as Special Advisor, she organized an International Conference on Access to Justice in the
Hague. She continues to be an outspoken advocate for rights of citizens in fragile states. This commitment
includes bringing relevant parties together to resolve issues.
In Bangladesh the focus was on labor conditions in the garment industry, water management, sexual and
reproductive rights and the situation of Rohingya refugees expelled from Myanmar.
Rwanda is a post-conflict country still rebuilding from the genocide of 1994. Massive flows of refugees from
Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Burundi continue to impact the nation. The primary focus was
on the rule of law and human rights.
Ambassador Cuelenaere arrived in Sanaa, Yemen in the middle of a violent conflict which included bomb
attacks in the capital. Much of the diplomatic work was conducted in shelter due to the war-like situation.
The main effort was on preparation of the national dialogue and rule of law.
Ambassador Cuelenaere began her work in Sri Lanka during the final year of the 27-year long civil war. The
embassy was focused on conflict resolution, rebuilding lives of Tamil refugees and human rights.
Zimbabwe in 2004 began facing hyperinflation which left the general population without food and currency
without value. Extensive effort was given to establishing basic protection of Human Rights Defenders.
Prior to her overseas postings, Ambassador Leoni Cuelenaere was Deputy Director for the Department of
Migration from 2001- 2004.
Ambassador Cuelenaere presently serves as a board member for several (international) organizations.
She holds a master’s degrees in law and in Dutch Linguistics and Literature from the University of Leiden.
Mr. H. Schultz van Haegen (Haro)
Partner of Vondel Finance
Chairman of the board for the Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal
Mr. Haro Schultz van Haegen worked as an attorney for 8 years at the De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek firm, he also served as negotiatior and legal manager at Shell betweeen 2001 and 2004. In 2004 Mr. van Haegen became a founding partner of Vondel Finance. He is also the chairman of the board for the Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal and Treasurer for the Foundation Lucas van Leyden Mecenaat.
Mr. Schultz van Haegen has helped HiiL around the Innovating Justice Accelerator and is helping HiiL understanding the ‘investment’ world.
Mr. P. C. Jurgens (Peter)
Chairman, Facilitator and Counselor at Elegast, Microjustice Initiative
Peter Jurgens is independent moderator and counsellor of board sessions on positioning, reputation, marketing, change and strategic communication.
From 1998 – 2010 he was partner and owner of Boer & Croon and responsible for all consultancy activities in the area of positioning, reputation, branding, marketing, change management and strategic communication. From 2001 – 2005 he also served as vice-chairman of the executive board of Boer & Croon.
From 1993 – 1998 he served as managing director/vice president of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global communication consultancy.
Earlier in his career he worked at The Boston Consulting Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers, being involved in strategic and financial assignments.
He serves as chairman of Microjustice Initiative and as member of the supervisory boards of COT Institute for Security and Crisis Management and of Total Identity.
Peter studied physics and mathematics, business administration and Dutch language and literature.
Mr. K. Rackwitz (Klaus)
Director, International Nurenberg Principles Academy
Mr Rackwitz was born in Germany in 1960. He studied law at the University of Cologne, and upon graduation was appointed as a judge. For many years, he headed the division for information technology and reorganisation in the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia, with responsibility for large-scale reorganisation projects in the judiciary of his state.
Mr Rackwitz’s experience in the above fields led to his engagement in the Advance Team of the ICC. Since January 2003, he was a staff member of the Office of the Prosecutor and contributed to building up the office from scratch and developing it into a worldwide operating Prosecution Office, currently with more than 300 staff members. As the Senior Administrative Manager of the Prosecution Office of the ICC, he was responsible for the budget, the reporting and all financial transactions of the Prosecution Office, general administration, Human Resources administration, IT, language services and the management of all information and evidence received by the Prosecutor. He worked in the field of IT law and has lectured for several years on civil law, commercial law and IT law at the Universities of Cologne and Düsseldorf and the Technical Academy of Wuppertal. Mr Klaus Rackwitz was selected and appointed as the new Administrative Director of Eurojust on 14 July 2011.
Prof. Dr. M. Scheltema (Michiel)
Government Commissioner, Ministry of Security and Justice
Prof.dr. Michiel Scheltema was one of the founders of the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HiiL) and since 2006 he has been a member of the Programmatic Steering Board of the Institute till July 2012.
Michiel Scheltema was born in The Hague, in 1939. In June 1964 he graduated as a cum laude in Dutch Law from the University of Leiden. In 1965 Scheltema also obtained a LL.M degree from the Harvard Law School. In 1995 he acquired an honorary degree from University of Leiden. In 1965 Scheltema started his career as an official in the Public Law Legislation Division of the Dutch Department of Justice, where he worked until 1972. From 1972 to 1981, he was a professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Groningen. In 1981-82 Scheltema was the Dutch Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Van Agt II and the Cabinet Van Agt III, on behalf D66. As a minister he was responsible for youth protection, law, offenders care, and immigration policy. While in office, he also dealt with the international legal and constitutional reforms. As a minister he also participated in the process of drafting the new Dutch Civil Code. In September 1983 he became a Government Commissioner for the General Administrative Law Act. From 1998 until 2004 Scheltema was Chairman of the WRR, i.e. the Scientific Council for Government Policy of the Dutch government, of which he was an advisory member since 1997. Since 2004, he is a member of the Management Council for Construction. Currently, Scheltema is also a visiting chair at the Ministry of Finance, Economic and Social Affairs dealing with the “Andere Overheid” program. Moreover, Scheltema is a board member of the Territotiale Decentralisatie and health center Bijum.
From 1965 to 1968, Scheltema was editorial secretary of the Common Market Law Review. In 1967 he became a general secretary of the State Commission for the Dutch Civil Law and, in 1972, he also became a general secretary for the State Committee on Privacy Legislation. He was employed by the “Ars Aequi” Magazine in 1968, where he wrote for the legislation section of the periodical. In 1983, Scheltema became a chairman of the Committee of General Rules of Administrative Law and in 1992 he chaired the External Parliament Committee on Ministerial Responsibility. He was also a chairman of the Evaluatiecommissie Vreemdelingenwet in 2006 and of the committee which examined the bankruptcy of DSB Bank, from 2009 to 2010.
Mr. E. Wellenstein
Former Dutch trade negotiator and ICC Ambassador
Mr. Wellenstein was born in The Hague, Netherlands, on 15 November 1949. He holds a baccalaureate from the European School in Luxemburg and a degree in Economics from the University of Groningen which he obtained in 1975.
In 1976, after his military service, Mr. Wellenstein entered the Ministry of Economic Affairs, serving in the Directorate-General for Foreign Economic Relations, initially dealing with export financing and export subsidiary matters. From 1982 to 1985, he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade. After a sabbatical leave at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA) in 1986 he was appointed Head of Division for Bilateral Economic Affairs with Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Then, in 1987, he moved to the Directorate for Multilateral Affairs as Head of the GATT Division. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Wellenstein was posted to the European Directorate as Director of European Affairs, and was involved in the Maastricht Treaty negotiations.
In 1992, he was named Director for GATT, UNCTAD, Investment Agreements and Commodity Agreements within the Directorate for Trade Policy, and was involved in the Uruguay Round negotiation eventually leading to the creation of the WTO. In 1994, Mr. Wellenstein moved to the Ministry of Defence, where he served as Head of the Directorate-General for Budget and Management. His responsibilities included budget planning and financial management, strategic guidance and information management. Then, in 2002, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of the International Criminal Court task force, holding the post of Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the ICC.
From 2007, until his nomination as Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the OECD, Mr. Wellenstein served as a member of the Change Team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After his term at the OECD, he led reorganisations at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He recently retired from the Ministry.
Programmatic Steering Board
Prof. Gillian Hadfield
Chair of the Programmatic Steering Board
Richard L. and Antoinette Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California
Gillian Hadfield is the Richard L. and Antoinette Kirtland professor of law and professor of economics at the University of Southern California. Professor Hadfield joined the USC Law faculty in 2001. She studies the design of legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies; the markets for law, lawyers and dispute resolution; contract law and theory; and economic analysis of law; and regulation of legal markets and legal profession. She is the director of the Southern California Innovation Project and co-director of the Center in Law, Economics, and Organization. She teaches Contracts; Advanced Contracts: Strategic Analysis and Advice; and Legal Design.
Professor Hadfield holds a B.A.H. from Queen’s University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. She served as clerk to Chief Judge Patricia Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, she was on the law faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Toronto, and a member of the faculty of the Global Law School at New York University and the European School for New Institutional Economics. Professor Hadfield was the Sidley Austin Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the Winter Term of 2010 and the Justin W. D’Atri Visiting Professor of Law, Business and Society at Columbia Law School in the fall of 2008. She was a 2006-07 and 2010-11 fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1993. She also has held Olin Fellowships at Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School and USC and is a member of the Comparative Law and Economics Forum. She is past president of the Canadian Law and Economics Association and a former director of the American Law and Economics Association. She is currently director of the American Law and Economics Association; a member of the board of the International Society for New Institutional Economics; and a member of the American Law Institute.