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Ferencz International Justice Initiative: Staff and Network


Our Staff

Anna Cave

Anna Cave is the inaugural Director of the Ferencz International Justice Initiative, leading the strategic development and implementation of the work of the Initiative. Anna previously served as the Principal Deputy in the Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ) at the Department of State, where she oversaw GCJ’s work to promote transitional justice and accountability measures for atrocity crimes. Prior to GCJ, Anna was the Senior Advisor on atrocity prevention to the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, where she spearheaded efforts to establish the State Department’s Secretariat for Atrocities Prevention. From 2012 to 2014, Anna served as the Director for Central Africa at the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President, where she advised and supported the President and his national security team on foreign policy issues and coordinated the US government's diplomatic, security, intelligence, and development response to multiple crises in central Africa. From 2009 to 2012, Anna served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State’s Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues. Anna received a JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a BA from Duke University. Anna clerked for Judge Lawrence McKenna in the Southern District of New York and is a member of the NY State Bar. She previously practiced in the litigation department of the international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she initiated the firm’s international human rights pro bono practice.

Sarah McIntosh

Sarah McIntosh is the associate for the Ferencz International Justice Initiative. Sarah previously worked as a paralegal in the class actions department of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. She has also worked as an intern for the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, interned briefly for the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and has volunteered for the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in Sydney. In May 2017, she received her master of laws from Harvard Law School. Sarah has a bachelor of laws and international studies from the University of New South Wales, and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Our Network

The core staff of the Ferencz Initiative is supported by a diverse and dynamic group of experts, advisers, and consultants including country experts in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp who is currently serving in an advisory capacity to the Ferencz Initiative, and international justice experts who have worked in a wide range of international and domestic courts.

Advisory Board

  • Ben Ferencz (Nuremberg Prosecutor, author, teacher, speaker, mentor, and change-agent)
  • Don Ferencz (international justice expert, Lecturer & Visiting Professor at Middlesex University School of Law, Oxford University) 
  • Dapo Akande (Professor of Public International Law, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University)
  • Tom Buergenthal (Lobingier Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at George Washington University Law School)
  • Stephen J. Rapp (Visiting fellow to the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, and former US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice)
  • Leila Sadat (James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor)
  • Michael Scharf (Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law)