True Heroes Films was established in 2006 in the Netherlands and moved in 2013 to Geneva.
A core team of award winning filmmakers, communication specialists and developers with knowledge and experience in human rights is governed by a committee comprising prominent human rights practitioners and experts. Our revenue comes from projects and partnerships.
TRUE HEROES FILMS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
We have to work often in countries with a hostile environment for human rights. For reason of safety only the Committee members are mentioned here. Names of the team are available upon request.
Gisella Reina is the Philanthropy and Partnership Director at ActionAid Switzerland and Chair of HURIDOCS. Gisella has thirty years of professional experience in philanthropy and organisational development.
Hans Thoolen started as founder of the Dutch Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (NJCM), became Executive Secretary of the International Commission of Jurists, first Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights and served 15 years in the UN. He was co-founder of HURIDOCS, International Alert, True Heroes Films and the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
Margaret Sekaggya is a Ugandan lawyer and academic who was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders from 2008 to 2014. She has both taught law and practiced as Judge of the High Court of Uganda and is the Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). She is the author of many publications on constitutional issues, human rights and environmental law.
Julia Duchrow is an international human rights lawyer, currently Director Politics and Activism and Deputy to the Secretary General of Amnesty International in Germany. She is Deputy chair of the board of Trustees of the German Institute for Human Rights, alternative German member of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and member of the Coordination Group of the German Human Rights Forum, an Alliance of about 50 German NGOS.
John Horekens is a former UNHCR Director with extensive Field and HQ experience. He was also IFRC’s Director for External Relations, UN’s Coordinator for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Kobe, Japan), and for the 3rd Early Warning Conference (Bonn, Germany). He is currently an independent consultant in humanitarian affairs.
Julian Fleet is Permanent Observer and Head of Delegation of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to the United Nations in Geneva. He has worked in the United Nations and other international organizations for more than 25 years. He also practiced as lawyer and teaches law.
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