Andrew Tucker (1963) studied law in Australia (BA/LLB), UK (BCL) and The Netherlands, and has worked since 1988 as an adviser and consultant to private companies, governments and (semi-)public entities in various fields of international law.
Andrew was a Fellow of the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne from 1994 to 2001, and Research Associate at the TMC Asser Institute in The Hague from 1996-1998. Based in The Netherlands, he is Principal of Tucker & Associates.
Andrew is co-author of ‘Israel on Trial’, Soest (NLD), thinc. (2018).
Gregory Rose is a member of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, Australia, where he is Professor of Law and Chair of the University’s Academic Senate. He has served as Discipline Leader for the School of Law and as Chair of the University’s Thesis Examination Committee. His expertise is in international law, within which he has published widely concerning marine, environmental and counter-terrorism matters. He has conducted Australian government funded projects on detention operations and counter-terrorism legal training.
Greg has edited books on following the international proceeds of environmental crime, and on detention of insurgents and terrorists in international military operations. He is currently writing a book on transnational fisheries crimes.
Frank Fink-Jensen (1959) studied political and business economy (M. Sc. (Econ.) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Frank has held several positions in commerce and IT in Denmark and in the Netherlands.
Frank and family moved from Denmark to The Netherlands in 1991 and has worked within the powered cleaning equipment sector ever since.
Frank joined thinc. in November 2022 as secretary of the board and will be active as the Director of Operations starting August 1, 2023.
Jeannette studied law and international law at the VU-University of Amsterdam. Her interest in Israel arose during her work for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the PerspectieF – Young Christian Union and for ECPYN, the European Christian Political Youth Network. After graduating, Jeannette moved to Israel and gained practical experience working as a marketing and client relations manager. She is passionate about empowerment through information and seeks to bridge the gap between in-depth legal research and comprehensibility for the wider public.
Bertine studied accounting at Hoornbeeck College in Amersfoort. She has worked as accounting officer for different organisations, currently in Banking.Bertine is politically active for the local SGP (Dutch Reformed Political Party). Her interest in Israel developed over the years. During a conference on Israel and Europe in Brussels, she came into contact with thinc. and decided to sign up as volunteer in the operations dept.
International lawyer, diplomat, writer and activist, Hillel C. Neuer is the Executive Director of UN Watch, a human rights NGO in Geneva, Switzerland.
Hillel Neuer is an acclaimed speaker who has testified often before the United Nations and the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Mr. Neuer taught international human rights at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, and served as Vice-President of the NGO Special Committee on Human Rights in Geneva.
Prior to joining UN Watch, Neuer practiced commercial and civil rights litigation at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he represented Oprah Winfrey and other high profile individuals and corporations.
Neuer is a member of the New York Bar and the author of several legal publications.
Nic Lesmeister – Executive Director of Gateway Center for Israel and Executive Pastor of Church & Jewish relations.
Nic received a life calling to serve the Jewish people in 2011 while in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with one of his spiritual fathers, Dr. Wayne Wilks. After a successful business exit as an entrepreneur in the finance sector, Nic moved his family to Israel where in 2015 he earned a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2019, Nic Lesmeister led the vision to create the new Gateway Center for Israel as a part of Gateway Church, and serves as its executive director. Nic and his wife, Tabatha, have three children and live in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
Professor Wolfgang Bock studied Law and Political Science at the Universities of Geneva, Giessen and Frankfurt/Main. Since 1979 he worked as judge at the Frankfurt/Main Regional Court in civil and criminal matters as well as at the Wiesbaden Administrative Court. Bock obtained a doctorate at the Faculty of Law of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University Frankfurt/Main in 1993, as well as a postdoctoral degree in Public Law (Habilitation) at the Faculty of Law of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. He worked as lecturer at the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Marburg and as associate professor at the Justus Liebig University Giessen. Furthermore, he was a Counsellor for Constitutional and International Law at the Federal Academy for Security Policy covering the Near and Middle East and Islamic cultures. He writes and teaches on Constitutional Law und Security Law, on Islam, Islamic Cultures and Islamism, and on Policies and Legal Cultures in the MENA region.
Dr Cynthia Day Wallace, Ph.D. Cambridge, specializes in international economic law (esp. foreign direct investment). Former posts include Senior Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva; Senior Fellow and Project Director of the International Business and Economics Program, CSIS, Washington D.C.; and Deputy Executive Director of the Investment Negotiation Program, of the International Law Institute, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Authoring over 30 publications, including 10 books and monographs, she received the Grotius International Law Award for an article selected jointly by the U.N. Association and the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague. She is an editor and contributing author to the Max-Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. She is the author of ‘Foundations of the International Legal Rights of the Jewish People and the State of Israel ’.
Dr Matthijs de Blois studied law at Utrecht University, graduating in 1977 with a Master of Laws. After 1977, he worked in the Law Faculty of Leiden University, in the Department of International Law, where he received his Ph.D. Since 1990, he has been an assistant professor at Utrecht University’s Institute of Legal Theory of the Law Faculty. His academic focus is the philosophical and historical aspects of the law, specifically the relationship between law and religion.
Matthijs lectures and writes frequently about the position of the State of Israel under international law, which has become the main focus of his research within the framework of thinc. He is co-author of ‘Israel on Trial’, Soest (NLD), thinc. (2018).
István László Mészáros obtained his law degree (cum laude) in 1985, and worked as attorney at law ever since. Next to his work in the private sector, he has served as a member of parliament in different public commissions and committees of the Hungarian National Assembly, mainly focusing on human rights, minority rights and religious freedom. Mészáros has also served in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and contributed to different committees within. Furthermore, Mészáros is the vice rector of the Saint Paul Academy in Budapest.
David Nathanson: I graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec with a B.A. degree and was awarded the gold medal in economics and political science. I attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship, where I earned an M.A. degree in economics. Thereafter I attended and graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. I was called to the bar of the province of Ontario in 1971. I specialized in the field of taxation. My practice extended to all areas of Canadian taxation, including, but not limited to, individual and corporate income tax planning, litigation at all court levels, and dispute resolution.
Allan Parker, President of The Justice Foundation, is a former Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, where he taught Education Law and Civil Procedure. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, and studied International Human Rights at the International Human Rights Institute in Strasbourg, France. He taught International Human Rights at the St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria in 1992.
Mr. Parker has been a volunteer Senior Fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation as well. He and The Justice Foundation were selected in 1996 by the Texas State Board of Education to evaluate the Texas Open- Enrollment Charter Program.
Prior to teaching, Mr. Parker was in the general civil practice of law as a trial lawyer. He was Board Certified in Civil Trial (1987-1992) and Personal Injury Trial Law (1988-1993) by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Parker received his J.D. degree with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979. He was an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review, a Chancellor, Order of the Coif, and Order of Barristers for his outstanding advocacy skills. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Economics in 1974.
Alan Shatter is a former Irish Minister for Justice, Equality, and Defence, a former member of the Irish Parliament, a former Chairperson of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, a former member of the Parliament’s Justice & Defence Committee and also its Children’s Rights Committee. As a member of the latter committee he was instrumental in the preparation of a Children’s Rights Amendment to the Irish Constitution adopted in 2012. He was also a founding member and Chairperson of the Parliament’s Ireland–Israel Friendship Group. In 2013, he was chairperson of the EU’s Council of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers and also of its Council of Defence Ministers. In 2022, he participated in a public hearing of the Irish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in which he comprehensively criticized Amnesty International’s report wrongly depicting Israel as an apartheid state. Mr. Shatter is Chairperson of Magen David Adom Ireland. As a practicing lawyer, he was involved in seminal cases before both the Irish Supreme Court and the European Court. While serving as Minister for Justice, the pioneering legislation he initiated in the Irish Parliament included bills reconstituting and extending the remit of Ireland’s Human Rights and Equality Commission and also reforming the Irish courts and legal profession. He is the author of four textbooks on Irish Family Law, a novel. ‘ Laura’ and of ‘ Life is a Funny Business ( 2017) and ‘ Frenzy and Betrayal’ ( 2019). A legal and political commentator, his most recent article on the Israeli governments proposed judicial reforms is published online by the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs.
Lady Cosgrove was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland.
She was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland in 1968 and was appointed to the bench as a sheriff in 1979. In 1996 she was promoted to the High Court and was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, the first woman in the court’s four-hundred-year history to hold that office. In 2003 she was promoted to the Inner House of the Court of Session, the Appeal Court. During her judicial career she was a member of the Parole Board for Scotland and was chair of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. She was also chair of the Boundary Commission for Scotland and of the Expert Panel on Sex Offending.
Lady Cosgrove is now retired, and she and her husband have recently made Aliyah to Israel. She is co-chair of United Kingdom Lawyers for Israel, an organisation that is dedicated to utilising the law to combat antisemitism and the denigration and delegitimization of Israel. She is also a trustee of StandWithUs UK whose aim is to educate young people about Israel and its relationship with its Arab neighbours to equip them to deal with the hostility they too often face at school and university.
Professor Robbie Sabel Ph.D. is Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Visiting professor at Tel Aviv University and IDC Herzliya. Prof. Sabel is Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague. Former positions include: Legal Adviser Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Foreign Ministry’s
Deputy Director General for Arms Control and Disarmament; MFA Coordinator for combatting Antisemitism; Head of Israel Delegation, Taba arbitration with Egypt. Prof. Sabel is Arbitrator on the Appeals Panel of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. His publications include Procedure in International Conferences, Cambridge Univ. Press, 3rd ed., January 2018, and International Law (with Yaël Ronen, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, 3rd edition 2016).
Dr Li-ann Thio, Ph.D. (Cambridge), LL.M. (Harvard), B.A. Hons (Oxford), Barrister (G.I.) is Provost Chair Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. She teaches and researches on the fields of Constitutional and Administrative law, Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia, Human Rights in Asia and Public International Law.
She is currently Chief Editor, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies and Advisory Board Member, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. She was formerly General Editor, Asian Yearbook of International Law, Chief Editor, Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law and Editor, International Journal of Constitutional Law. A prolific scholar, she has published more than 100 law review articles/book chapters and several books. Her monographs include Managing Babel: The International Legal Protection of Minorities in the Twentieth Century (2005) and A Treatise on Singapore Constitutional Law (2012).
Hans graduated as a mechanical engineer and subsequently studied business management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. After a scholarship in South Africa, he worked in the IT sector, then in the packaging industry, and in the last 25 years of his career held senior management positions at a Swiss stock-listed, globally active group in the field of access control and locking systems. When Hans retired, he established a consulting company and has been engaged in European product standardization and EU legislation since. Currently, his main occupation is managing a European Industry Association.
Hans’ affection for Israel has developed over many years and is fostered not only by regular visits but especially by the work of Christians for Israel, where he has been secretary of the Austrian branch since its foundation.
Michiel Malotaux was born in Delft, The Netherlands in 1946, and studied technical physics at the Delft Technical University. He has worked as a volunteer is Israel in 1977.
He spent his working life largely as a business-ICT expert, architect and strategic advisor for government institutions and international enterprises, retiring as VP Consulting and Client Principal European Institutions in 2011 at Gartner – a leading international business & ICT research and consulting firm.
After retirement, Michiel advised on business-ICT related matters in developing countries. He is Secretary of the Board of the Netherlands-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Pieter Hoogendoorn (1951) studied Electronics, Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Delft. He graduated in 1979. After his studies he has worked i.a. for IBM and ACI Worldwide as senior consultant and project manager around the globe. His expertise includes biometrics IDentification, electronic payment systems and System Integration in Finance, Telecom and the Public sector.
From 2000-2010 he has worked as project manager in the UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
Pieter is the founder and principal of Marites Consulting (2008) — a professional consultancy and (project) management company.
In 2017 he became co-founder and director of thinc. In 2022 he resigned from the MT and joined the Supervisory Board.