Conservation Meeting Series: OLIVIA SWAAK-GOLDMAN of Wildlife Justice Commission - March 18, 2020


Olivia Swaak-Goldman has twenty-five years’ experience in international justice and diplomacy, has published extensively on issues of international criminal law and international humanitarian law, and served as a lecturer for both Harvard and Leiden Universities.

Prior to joining the Wildlife Justice Commission, Olivia was Head of the International Relations Task Force of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Senior Legal Advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and Legal Assistant at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She received a BA with honors in Political Science from Trinity College, a J.D. summa cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University and a LL.M. with honors from the University of Amsterdam. Olivia, a registered attorney in New York and D.C., is a dual national of the US and The Netherlands.

Join us March 18 for a conversation about the investigative approach to fighting wildlife trafficking.

Our planet’s wildlife is being decimated. The global trafficking of wildlife continues relentlessly, driving many species toward extinction. Massive efforts to raise awareness and reduce demand aren’t slowing one of the world’s most lucrative forms of transnational organized crime. Time is running out and we won’t get a second chance.

“We have seen the scale of destruction first hand and it is horrifying. But it makes us even more determined to make it our business to put an end to theirs,” Wildlife Justice Commission investigator.


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