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Mariana Pena

Netherlands  
Open Society Justice Initiative
Joined September 2016
Mariana Pena has been working in the field of international justice for the past ten years, focusing primarily on victims’ access to justice and reparations, and the role of civil society in transitional justice contexts. She’s currently a Legal Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative. Prior to that, she was a consultant for national and international NGOs, and donors. She worked previously with the victims’ legal representatives in one of the Kenya cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and, before that, she was the International Federation for Human Rights’ Permanent Representative to the ICC. She held volunteer positions with the ICC’s Registry, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the American NGO Coalition for the ICC. Ms. Pena is a qualified attorney in her native country, Argentina, where she handled domestic litigation and also worked as a tribunal clerk. She holds a law degree from El Salvador University (Argentina), a master’s degree in international and comparative law from Uppsala University (Sweden), and a master’s degree in international organizations from Paris I University (France). She is a published author of articles on international tribunals and victims’ access to justice, and is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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