Rosie joined HD’s Mediation Support and Policy Programme in October 2020 after working on human rights and victims’ justice issues in Sudan and India, and on private sexual violence claims. She holds a Master’s degree in International Criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University in the City of New York, specialising in sexual and gender-based violence and international humanitarian law; a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours; and a Diploma of Language in French from the University of Otago. Prior to this, she was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor and practiced as a corporate lawyer in New Zealand, worked as a refugee advocate, and interned at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. She remains an Editor for Human Rights Pulse and contributes to the climate change law field. In 2020 she was the recipient of two awards in disarmament and international law.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.