About Us
Since 2014

Fighting for Justice

Our History

Our foundation was officially established in the Netherlands in 2014 in order to create awareness for Clinton Young’s death penalty case. Our legal director Merel Pontier joined in 2017.

In 2020, the foundation was officially established by Merel Pontier in Texas, USA. Over the years, the foundation has grown into an international team of dedicated and passionate volunteers with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and experiences, focusing on wrongful convictions in capital murder cases in Texas.

Our Mission

The foundation’s mission is to help people who are wrongfully convicted of capital murder in Texas, such as Clinton Young and other clients of the foundation, receive a fair trial. In order to accomplish that, we create awareness for wrongful convictions, we investigate and conduct research, and we educate the public about injustices in the American criminal justice system.

Our Team

Board Members

Amy tamayo

Board Member

Marlou Cornelissen

Board Member

Raimonda Kundrotaitè

Board Member

Executive Directors

Merel Pontier

Legal Director & Co-Founder

Our Ambassadors

Clive Stafford Smith
Geert-Jan Knoops & Carry Knoops-Hamburger