The Committee on Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS was appointed in January 2019. The Committee is independent and focuses on how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and their next of kin, as well as on the actual implementation of the scheme.
Job Cohen is the chairman of the Committee, which also consists of Lilian Gonçalves – Ho Kang You and Ellen van der Waerden. Eva van Ingen has been appointed committee secretary. The Committee has engaged various organisations on the basis of their historical expertise and knowledge and will support the Committee to prepare the recommendation and set up the organisation which will implement the scheme.
Job Cohen (1947) is a lawyer and was a professor in the field of municipal law and municipal administration at Leiden University until the end of last year. Previously, he was an academic employee of Leiden University (1971–1981), professor at Maastricht University (1981–1997), where he also served as Rector Magnificus (in 1991–1993 and 1995–1997), State Secretary for Education (1993–1994), Member of the Dutch Senate (1995–1998), State Secretary for Justice (1998–2000), Mayor of Amsterdam (2001–2010) and Member of the House of Representatives (2010–2012). He currently holds various administrative and supervisory positions.
Lilian Gonçalves – Ho Kang You (1946) is a lawyer. From 2009 to 2016, she served as a State councillor in the Advisory Division of the Council of State. Before this, she worked as a lawyer and was a member of the Constitution Government Committee, among others. From 1994 to 2000, she was vice-chair of the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission. From 2001 to 2009, she was the director of Amnesty International in the Netherlands (2001–2005) and of the international board in London (2005–2009).
Ellen van der Waerden (1966), public administration expert and historian, has been a municipal archivist and manager of The Hague Municipal Archives (Haags Gemeentearchief) since 2017. Before that, she was Programme Manager for Collection and Information Management at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. From 2012–2015, she was the deputy director of the Camp Westerbork Remembrance Centre. Before that, she worked at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), where her roles included the position of War Heritage Programme Manager.
Eva van Ingen (1984) is the committee secretary. She is a lawyer and the founder of FirmBase which offers legal services to emerging and high-growth companies. Her background consists of various general counsel positions within the technology sector as well as a lawyer at an international law firm.