Neera is currently a National Fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research and an affiliated Fellow Nehru Memorial Museum and Library at the Teen Murti House in New Delhi India. In August 2012, Neera retired as professor of political science and director of the Developing Countries Research Centre at the University of Delhi after 27 years of service.
Gastón Chillier is the Executive Director of the Center for Social and Legal Studies (CELS) since 2006. Before assuming the direction of CELS, he was a Senior Associate in Human Rights and Security in the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) between 2003 and 2005. Between 2001 and 2003 he was the director of the program for Latin America of Global Rights. From 1994 and 1998, before his postgraduate studies, he was a legal specialist in police violence at CELS. Currently he also is Co – President of the INCLO, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations and a board member of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL).
Bahey el-din Hassan
Bahey el-din Hassan is the Co- founder and Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), an independent regional NGO. CIHRS aims at promoting human rights and democracy in the Arab region. Bahey is a member of the Board of Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF), Advisory Committee of Middle East Watch MEW, Board of Trustees of Almasry Alyoum Newspaper and Advisory Board of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He is also a lecturer, author and editor of several articles, papers and books.
Juana Kweitel is the Program Director of Conectas Human Rights since April 2011. She is also the Associate Editor of Sur - International Journal on Human Rights. She has an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from University of Essex, United Kingdom and in Political Science from the University of Sao Paulo. She is a lawyer, graduated in the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Janet Love is currently the National Director of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) in South Africa. She is actively engaged in networking activities inside South Africa and abroad with the aim of achieving the LRC’s human rights mission. Janet also serves as a Commissioner on the South African Human Rights Commission, and was involved in the negotiation and drafting of the final Constitution of South Africa.
Moses Chrispus Okello
Mr. Moses Chrispus Okello currently works as a Conflict Analyst within the Conflict Early Warning and Reponse Mechanism (CEWARN) of the the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Prior to this, Moses was Senior Research Advisor at the Refugee Law Project, Faculty of Law, Makerere University. He has conducted research in Southern, Eastern and Western regions of Africa, where his work has led to a number of publications on a wide range of topics including Forced Migration, Transitional Justice, Gender and International Human Rights, and Humanitarian Law more broadly. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Transitional Justice.
César is a founding member of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia), and founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes (Colombia). He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Brown University, the University of Pretoria, the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), and the Åbo Academy of Human Rights. He serves in the Editorial Board of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. He holds a Ph.D. (Sociology) from the U. of Wisconsin, an M.A. in Law & Society from NYU, an M.A. (Philosophy) from the National Univ. of Colombia, and a J.D. from the U. of the Andes.
Ignacio Saiz is Executive Director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), an international organization which works to promote economic and social justice through human rights. CESR is at the forefront of efforts to secure human rights on the global development agenda which will replace the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, and supports activists across the globe to use the tools of human rights to challenge unfair economic policies in the wake of the global economic crisis. Prior to joining CESR in 2006, Ignacio was Director of Policy at Amnesty International, where he developed the organization´s initial program on economic, social and cultural rights. Ignacio holds an LLM in international human rights law with distinction from the University of Essex.
Ms. Ziv is director of public outreach for Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel). Born in Israel as the daughter of a Jew and a Christian, Ms. Ziv has worked with PHR-Israel since 1995 in different roles including leading the organization as its executive director from 2004 until 2010. During her work she was especially active in the struggle for the rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT); the struggle for the prevention of torture; the right to health for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem who were threatened with deportation and against unethical clinical trials on soldiers. For her activity she received the Oak Fellowship for Human Rights for 2009.