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Tanya Karanasios, Deputy Program Director

Tanya joined WITNESS after serving eight years as the Program Director of the Coalition for the International Court. In 1995, she worked to help establish the International Criminal Court (ICC) at Human Rights Watch and Parliamentarians for Global Action. Following the Diplomatic Conference that created the ICC treaty in Rome in 1998, Tanya served as a staff lawyer with the Human Rights Chamber in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She then served as head of the Ombudsperson Unit in the Human Rights and Rule of Law Division of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Kosovo. Tanya also previously worked with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on the protection of civilians in armed conflict at the UN Secretariat in New York.

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