Ina Zoon

Ina Zoon is a senior policy officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Zoon has worked in Mexico for over a decade on institution building and pretrial justice reform. Since 2013, she has coordinated the Mexico component of the National Trials for Grave Crimes project, aimed to assist civil society in bringing strong national-level claims for accountability for disappearances, torture, and killings and to provide technical expertise to national prosecutors and investigators seeking to resolve grave crimes.

Prior to joining the Justice Initiative, she worked as head of International Technical Assistance on European Union bilateral cooperation projects in Mexico and Guatemala. In this role, she helped strengthen public defenders and forensic medicine institutes, create virtual courts, and get the principle of gender equality incorporated into public policy.

Zoon has worked as a consultant with the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on the rights of minorities and as an advisor to the European Commission on issues ranging from good governance to social development to EU-based legal reform in the former communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe.