Partners and people
Our partners include:
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Partners and People
Ceasefire is proud to work with established partners who are global leaders in their field
Miriam Puttick (Head of MENA Programmes) has over five years professional experience in international human rights. She holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has authored a number of reports for Ceasefire including No Place to Turn: Violence against Women in the Iraq Conflict and Eyes on the Ground: Realizing the potential of civilian-led monitoring in armed conflict.
Yomn Al-Kaisi (MENA Programme Officer) comes from an NGO and think tank background. In the past, she has worked on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Syria, policy level engagement in the Levant region, and other MENA-related initiatives. She has a BA in International Relations from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS, University of London.
Lydia Day (Advocacy Officer) leads on Ceasefire’s UK-focused work on UK military accountability. She has worked for several NGOs across defence governance, protection of civilians and human rights issues. She holds a BA in English from the University of Cambridge and a MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College London.
Maggie Murphy (Board member) is Senior Global Advocacy Manager at Transparency International, the anti-corruption organisation. She leads Transparency International’s advocacy efforts targeting international bodies such as the G20, G8 and OECD with a focus on closing loopholes in the international financial system to stem the flow of criminal and corrupt money. Formerly, she worked in human rights advocacy roles for Minority Rights Group International, Amnesty International and HelpAge International.
Ziyad Marar (Board member) is Executive Vice President / Global Publishing at Sage Publications, one of the world’s leading academic publishers. Marar joined SAGE in the 1980s where he has been an editorial director and Deputy Managing Director. He has a BSc in psychology from Exeter University and an MA in the philosophy and psychology of language, and has written three books in the field of philosophy and psychology.
Piers Feltham (Board member) is a barrister at Radcliffe Chambers, the leading Chambers in Charity law, and also has over 25 years hands on experience as a charitable trustee of charities as diverse as Alone in London, The Mausolea and Monuments Society, Fitzrovia Community Centre and All Cultures United FC, also receiving an honorary scientific fellowship of the Zoological Society of London for pro bono charitable work.
Clara Sandoval (Board member) is Professor at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, and the founding and current Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network. She has been a consultant on reparations and transitional justice for the International Criminal Court, UN Women, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Center for Transitional Justice. She also advised the Colombian Ministry of Justice during the peace process in Colombia. She is currently working on a co-authored book on reparations for victims of armed conflicts to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.
Lucy Freeman is Chief Executive Officer of Media Legal Defence Initiative, which provides legal defence to journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world. She joined MLDI from Amnesty International, where she worked in various roles.
Sareta Ashraph is a barrister specialized in international criminal law, with expertise in the gendered commission and impact of international crimes. Over the last ten years, her work has largely focused on case-building for crimes committed in Syria and Iraq, both with the United Nations and with civil society.