Ben B.

United States

Summary

Legal strategist, analyst and consultant on international law, with a focus on accountability (human rights and atrocity crimes), equality and climate change. Eighteen (18) years' experience across non-profits (Open Society Foundations / Justice Initiative), international tribunals (International Criminal Court), government service and private sector practice. Expertise in international law, including international criminal law, strategic litigation, human rights, mass atrocity and armed conflict, accountability mechanisms, and trafficking in persons. Consulting on legal analysis, advocacy and strategy, including how to incorporate law as one tool in a broader effort to achieve social and policy change. Recent projects have applied these skills to climate change, and to the intersection of tax havens, inequality and international economic governance. Core services include: • Legal analysis and advocacy: identifying potential violations and arguments, options for redress and accountability, and potential remedies to seek • Drafting and editing: research, preparation and editing of reports, toolkits, legal and policy submissions, and communications products (blogs, press releases, fact sheets) • Strategy development and review: in particular strategies that address violations of rights or obligations, incorporate legal advocacy and arguments, or include potential recourse to international or regional accountability mechanisms • Learning and evaluation: training on legal advocacy, in particular before international and regional mechanisms, using international legal standards effectively, and incorporating legal arguments in non-legal advocacy; review of legal projects and strategies; lessons learned exercises.

Experience

  • economic policy
  • legislation / regulations
  • public administration
  • human rights
  • torts / conflict resolution
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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