Steven Lanting joined the Knowledge Platform as a project officer in August 2016. Originally from The Netherlands, Steven holds a Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Leiden University College, with a thesis on international criminal law, the ICC and hybrid courts in the Libyan context. He is currently in the process of obtaining a LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University, where he focuses on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Dispute Settlement.
Prior to joining the Knowledge Platform, Steven worked as Junior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. In this capacity, he coordinated the Institute's communications and events, and contributed to reports on city responsibility in countering violence, focusing specifically on The Hague. Previously, he completed an internship at the Netherlands office of Human Rights Watch, based in Amsterdam. During this time he worked on fundraising, development and outreach efforts at the local level, including hosting the annual Human Rights Weekend and the organization’s Council Summit.