Tamara Trotman is currently a Judge at the Court of Appeal in The Hague and lecturer at the Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary (SSR).
She previously worked as a (senior) Judge at the Rotterdam District Court and has expertise in the field of criminal law. She is chair of the foundation Judges for Judges, and was a member of the supervisory board of Unicef Netherlands until March 2021. She is author and editor of several criminal law publications and has been both a Board Member and Member of the Committee for New Board Members at Amnesty International Netherlands.
As a criminal law judge and former defense lawyer, Trotman is particularly drawn to the NHC’s objectives of transformative criminal justice and improved access to justice, and is motivated to contribute to the NHC’s holistic approach in strengthening the rule of law, safeguarding human rights and strengthening civil society, and appealing to governments, NGOs and citizens alike.
Trotman studied Law at the Free University of Amsterdam and completed professional training to become a Lawyer and Judge.