Maja Groff is an international lawyer based in The Hague, and is a Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission, which seeks to propose high impact global governance innovations adequate to meet the climate challenge. She has assisted with the development and servicing of multilateral treaties for more than a decade, also working at various international criminal tribunals (ICTY, STL), teaching at the Hague Academy of International Law and is currently a Visiting Professor/Scholar at Leiden University, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.
Maja has worked on a wide range of existing and potential global treaties addressing contemporary human rights issues and cross-border legal cooperation, including the pioneering International Hague Network of Judges. She has conducted extensive liaison work with international organisations, international professional associations, NGOs and has played a key role in the convening of international legal expert groups for the purpose of developing new international legal norms. She has drafted a wide range of international legal policy documents and published academically on private and public international law, human rights and global governance.
Maja holds degrees from McGill (civil law and common law), Oxford and Harvard Universities, and is an attorney admitted to practice in the state of New York, formerly working in corporate law. She has served on the International Law and UN Committees of the New York City Bar Association, the (Advisory) Boards of B Corp Europe and ebbf, organisations devoted to ethical business.
Maja was a co-winner of the 2018 New Shape Prize for global governance innovation, and is a co-author of the 2020 book, Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century.