Board of Advisors

Prof. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard)

Prof. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard) Anna Petrig, a Swiss citizen, holds the Chair of International Law and Public Law at the University of Basel (Switzerland). She obtained her law degree (summa cum laude, mention droit européen) from the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in the field of the law...

Prof. Irini Papanicolopulu

Professor Irini Papanicolopulu (PhD, University of Milan) is Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), where she teaches and conducts research on public international law and the law of the sea. She has previously held academic positions at the University of Glasgow (UK) and the University of Oxford (UK) and has worked...

Captain Jessica Tyson

Captain Jessica Tyson first went to sea in 1988 in the Merchant Navy progressing through the ranks and sailing as Master. She sailed on a wide variety of vessels including oil and gas tankers, passenger vessels, tugs, super yachts, small boats, yachts and paddle steamers over her 18 years at sea. With a change in...

Rob Palfrey

Rob is the founder and managing director of Minerva SRM, which provides bespoke social risk management services to client companies working in the most challenging social, political and conflict-affected settings.  He brings to the team leadership, management and problem-solving skills gained over twenty years of Regular and Reserve service in the British Army. While a...

Dr. Sofia Galani

Dr Sofia Galani (LLB, LLM, PhD, FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Bristol and sits at the Non-Executive Board of Advisors of Human Rights at Sea. Her research interests are on maritime security, the law of the sea, human rights and terrorism and she has published in these areas....

Jas Uppal

Jas Uppal is a practising solicitor and the founder of ‘Justice Upheld’, a British registered international human rights charity which was established to provide legal help and representation to victims of human rights abuses who do not have the financial means and approach to assert their rights and seek redress. In 2009, Jas started the...

Steven Kay QC

Steven Kay QC leads 9 Bedford Row’s International team. He is a leading international criminal lawyer with a global reputation who has been in many of the landmark cases that have established modern international criminal law and led the 9 BRi team that successfully obtained the withdrawal of the case at the ICC against President...

Professor Neil Greenberg

Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health BM, BSc, MMedSc, FHEA, MFMLM, DOccMed, MInstLM, MEWI, MFFLM, MD, FRCPsych Professor Neil Greenberg is an academic psychiatrist based at King’s College London UK and is a consultant occupational and forensic psychiatrist. Neil served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed,...

Martin Foley LLB, MA

Martin Foley studied Law at Manchester University, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998. After two years private practice, Martin spent the next four years working in public affairs in Westminster. In 2005 Martin was appointed as the first Chief Executive of Life, a national charity that offers an innovative approach to supporting women and families throughout...

Captain Michael Lloyd, RD**, MNM, FNI, RNR

Captain Michael Lloyd was trained on HMS Conway and went to sea with the P and O S.N.Co. During his career of 50 years at sea. He was promoted to Captain at the age of 31 and commanded many types of vessels ranging through container, passenger, heavy lift, deep sea towage, bulk carriers, tankers, AHTS...