Legal and Policy Director

Ian Seiderman – Legal and Policy Director

Ian Seiderman has served with the ICJ from 2000-2005 and from 2008 to present. He served as Senior Legal Adviser for Amnesty International from 2005-2008. He has advised both organizations on a broad range of legal and policy questions in the areas of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. From 1994-1997, he was legal assistant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Sir Nigel Rodley. He also served as a researcher for the Netherlands Institute of Human rights and as a staff attorney with the US-based Central American Refugee Center. He holds a PhD cum laude (Utrecht University); LLM (Essex Univeristy); JD (City University of New York at Queens College) and BA (University of Pennsylvania).