Senior Counsel, International Justice Program

Liz Evenson is a senior counsel in the International Justice Program. Her research and advocacy centers on the International Criminal Court (ICC), monitoring the court’s institutional development and conducting advocacy toward the court and its member countries. She also authors briefing papers and reports on policy issues confronting the court, including prosecutorial strategies and enhancing the international community’s support of and cooperation with the court.
Evenson also focuses on the ICC’s investigations of the 2007-2008 election-related violence in Kenya and advocates for domestic prosecutions of serious crimes in Kenya. Previously, she conducted human rights missions in Uganda for Human Rights Watch as a Leonard H. Sandler fellow.
From June to August 2012, Evenson served as a civil society program officer with No Peace Without Justice’s Libya Project, based in Brussels and Tripoli. She worked to extend a transitional justice-focused network of civil society organizations. She was a visiting scholar from March to April 2014 at the Human Rights Center at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
Before joining Human Rights Watch in 2006, Evenson clerked for two United States federal judges. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, the University of Nottingham, and Columbia Law School.