Executive Director - Kjell Follingstad Anderson
The founder of Shared Humanity, Kjell Føllingstad Anderson, has an LL.M in the International and European Protection of Human Rights from Utrecht University, as well as an M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University. He has worked as a program coordinator at FACT-Rwanda (Forum des Activistes Contre la Torture, a Rwandan human rights NGO), as a conflict analyst for the Country Indicators in Foreign Policy (CIFP) project, and as a program officer at the Organization of American States; he also worked on a case before the Special Court for Sierra Leone. At his various jobs Anderson has developed and implemented projects funded by, or in partnership with, the European Commission, the Commonwealth, the Government of Canada, the Government of South Africa, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), CORDAID, CARE, and other organisations. Moreover, he has conducted human rights training sessions and public seminars for the Rwandan National Police, the Montréal Institute for Genocide Studies, and Rwandan secondary school teachers. He has also acted as an expert witness for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Anderson is currently a PhD candidate at the National University of Ireland where, under the joint supervision of William Schabas and Frank Chalk, he is developing a criminology of genocide.
Associate Director – Frank Biseruka
Our associate director, Frank Biseruka, holds an LL.M in the International and European Protection of Human Rights from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is also a former prosecutor in the Rwandan national judicial system and a former clerk in the Prosecutions Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.
Counsel (ex officio) – Richard Nsanzabaganwa
Richard Nsanzabaganwa was one of only a few activists defending human rights in Rwanda before the 1994 genocide. After the genocide he became a chief investigator for the Association Rwandais des Droits de l’Homme (ARDHO), gathering evidence of human rights violations and intervening in cases of arbitrary detention. In 1995 Richard was awarded a Rebok human rights award and in 2002 he earned a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Ottawa. Since then he has been a practicing lawyer, founded non-government organisation Solidarité Pour La Paix, and worked for the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. He currently holds a position at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Ottawa, Canada.
Program Officer – Loyce Bamwine
Program Officer Loyce Bamwine has a bachelor of laws degree from National University of Rwanda and is a former clerk of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Program Officer - Jana Eidem
Graphic Designer - Dave Ostrander
Dave Ostrander is a cartoonist and graphic designer living in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada. He is currently working as a quality manager in an electronics manufacturing facility, but he is interested and willing to take on design projects, including web design, comics, cartoons, and poster design. Dave can be reached at email@example.com.
Additional Website Credits
- Kirsten Anderson
- Kjell Føllingstad Anderson
- Yan Boechat
- Don Simon
- Joshua Terrell
Original flash map design - Courtesy of John Emerson
Site Maintenance – Scott Nase
- Yuria Saveedra-Alvarez
- Dr. Alan B. Anderson
- Kjell Føllingstad Anderson
- Clarissa Huguet
- Erin Jessee
- Acleó Kalinga
- Rebecca Perez