The TFV benefits from the leadership and guidance of a five-member Board of Directors elected by the ASP for three-year terms. The five seats are distributed according to the five major world regions. Each member serves in an individual capacity on a pro bono basis.
The Board of Directors met for its 9th Annual Meeting in The Hague in March, 2012. The List of Decisions taken can be retrieved here (pdf).
The TFV's current Board is composed of the following five members. More information is available here:
Mr. Bula Bula is a professor of International Law at the University of Kinshasa and was an ad hoc Judge at the International Court of Justice from 2000 -2002 and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration from 2001-2013. Professor Bula-Bula served as an international expert to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1996-1998) and carried out the duties of regional representative of the African Human Rights Network/Justice and Protection (1990-1995). He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the African Yearbook of International Law since 2003.
Justice Noguchi was in the Supreme Court Chamber at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) from the inception until July 2012. He is currently Director of the International Cooperation Department of Research & Training Institute of the Ministry of Justice, concurrently advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on international criminal justice. Since 1985 he has held various professional positions in Japan and abroad, including prosecutor, counsel to the Asian Development Bank, professor at UNAFEI, and visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.
Dr. Toscano Amores is currently the Director at the Inter-American System of Human Rights. He has served as Vice-president of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Program and Population Fund (2001-2003). From 2008-2012, he was the Alternate Representative of Ecuador to the Organisation of American States.
Ms. Rehn has served as a member of the Finnish Parliament, a member of the European Parliament, the first female Minister of Defence, and the Minister of Equality Affairs. She is also an independent expert for the United Nations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland on peace building, conflict management, and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. She has served a first term on the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims from 2009-2012, during which she was elected as Chair.
As President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007, Ms. Vīķe-Freiberga was instrumental in achieving membership in the European Union and NATO for her country. She was an official candidate for United Nations Secretary-General in 2006 and is active throughout the international arena as a defender of liberty, equality and social justice. She has served a first term on the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims from 2009-2012.