Legal Officer (The Hague)
Ricardo Izquierdo has been working for WFM/IGP since July 2019 as the Legal Officer.
Before joining WFM/IGP, Ricardo worked at the Venezuelan Public Prosecutor’s Office, the International Criminal Court’s Public Information and Outreach Section, and the Trust Fund for Victims. He has experience working with Legal Defense teams at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and has also served as a researcher for the Research Network “Ibero-American Perspectives on Justice” coordinated by the Ibero-American Institute of The Hague (IIH).
Ricardo holds a Law Degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela) and an LL.M. on International Human Rights and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University (The Netherlands).
Ricardo is Venezuelan-Italian and is based in The Hague. Ricardo speaks Spanish as his native language, fluent English, and elementary French, German and Dutch.
Why are you a world federalist?
“Striving to end impunity for crimes that affect all of humanity must be a global effort. It is the responsibility of all individuals to uphold the rule of law and contribute to the prevention of atrocities, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender or other group affiliations.”
What is the future you are working towards?
“A future where the rule of law is upheld, individual freedoms are protected, and perpetrators of the most serious crimes are held accountable.”