Our Team

Wout Albers

Attorney in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Wout started his career as a litigation attorney in 2012, putting into practice his enormous professional and personal involvement towards social, environmental, and human rights related legal issues. Throughout the years, thanks to his heart for the protection of the vulnerable and due to his participation in several human rights related “fact-finding-missions” in Latin America, he developed a high level of knowledge and expertise in the field of international human rights and environmental law.

Wout speaks Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish and has been the president of the Latin America focus group of Dutch non-profit organization Lawyers for Lawyers for more than eight years. He is also one of the founders and board members of the Dutch section of the UK based organization Caravana de Juristas a Colombia, and member of the FBE Human Rights Commission. Wout is the leading attorney in the case of the family and organization of the assassinated Berta Caceres against Dutch development bank FMO for lack of their duty to care in the financing of the Agua Zarca dam project.

Wout is subscribed at the Amsterdam bar and the Dutch bar, and has as registered areas administrative and civil law including civil procedure.

Field of expertise

  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Law
  • Strategic Advice
  • Indigenous Rights and Free Prior and Informed Consent

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albers@global-justice.com

Adil José Meléndez Marquez

Attorney in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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Adil is an experienced litigation lawyer specialized in the protection of human rights, transitional justice, administration law, environmental law, and labor law. He has been representing victims of human rights violations in Colombian conflict areas since 2006. Moreover, Adil is dedicated to the protection of nature, biodiversity and living environment of indigenous people threatened by the presence and activities of national and multinational corporations. His extensive experience, focus on teamwork, and respect for the most vulnerable people of the world, are the fundamental pilars of Adil’s mission in life.

Adil is a member of the Caravana Internacional de Juristas and the Alianza Mundial de Mandatorios y Líderes Africanos y Afrodescendientes, both NGO’s founded for the protection of human rights.

Field of expertise

  • Human Rights
  • Transitional justice
  • Environmental law
  • Administration law
  • Labor law

Achievements

Throughout the years, as a token of appreciation of his work, Adil has recevied several recognitions and honorable invitations from governments and NGO’s. Among others, he has been:
  • Participant of the Shelter City Justice and Peace program in the Netherlands (May to July 2019)
  • Participant of the Colombia Human Rights Committee in Washington, District of Columbia (DC)
  • Speaker at the Harvard University, Boston University School of Law, Georgetown University, Episcopal Divinity School, Tufts University, Washington University, Salem State College and Georgetown Universit
  • Participant of the conference tour Violencia y Desplazamientos Forzados en Colombia organized by Colombia vive Human Rights Boston (September 2011)
  • Participant of the International Visitor Leadership of the United States Department of State Administration of Justice and the Rule of Law program (April 2008)

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melendez@global-justice.com

Christian Di Nardo

Attorney in Bologna, Italy & on Mallorca, Spain
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Christian is our international criminal law specialist. He has been practicing criminal law from the start of his career. Christian is part of the Caravana the juristas and the human rights commission of the European bar (fbe).

Field of expertise

  • International Criminal Law
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Law

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dinardo@global-justice.com

Ron Rosenhart Rodriguez

Legal advisor
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Ron specializes in Dutch and international corporate law and corporate governance. By connecting his professional expertise to a strong personal interest for the protection of human rights in Latin America, he advises on legal issues concerning victims of environmental and human rights violations committed by local and multinational companies across the globe.

Ron holds a master’s degree in Dutch private law (graduated in 2013), is fluent in Dutch, English and Spanish, and is a member of the Latin America focus group of Dutch non-profit organization Lawyers for Lawyers.

Field of expertise

  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business & Human Rights

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rosenhart@global-justice.com