International Advisory Board

Christine Bell is Professor of Public International Law, and a co-founder and director of the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster.  She is the author of Peace Agreements and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2000), and On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria (Oxford University Press 2008), which won the (UK) Socio-Legal Studies Association Hart Book Prize in 2009.

Christine Chinkin Fellow of the British Academy, is Emerita Professor of International Law and founding Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. In 2000, her co-authored, ground-breaking book with Hilary Charlesworth, The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis examined the status of women in human rights and international law’. In 2005, in recognition of this and other contributions, Chinkin and Charlesworth were awarded the American Society of International Law, Goler T. Butcher Medal 'for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law'. She has been a consultant or advisor to UN bodies on a range of issues including human trafficking gender-based persecution in armed conflict, peace agreements and gender and violence against women. She was a member of the UN fact-finding missions to Gaza in 2007 (Beit Hanoun) and 2009 (the Goldstone Report) and is currently a member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel, a member of the steering board of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative of the UK Government, and specialist advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict. She is a barrister, and an academic member of Matrix Chambers.

Pablo de Greiff is the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.  In June 2015, Pablo was appointed Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice’s Project on Transitional Justice at New York University School of Law.  From 2001-2014, Pablo was Director of Research at the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York City.

Anthony Dworkin is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations think tank in London, working on democracy, human rights and justice.  He is also executive director of the Crimes of War Project, and edited the revised edition of the book Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (Norton, 2007).

James Gondi, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice. He previously worked for the International Center for Transitional Justice Kenya office, Crisis Action, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya) and the Presidency and Chambers of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He has published various articles on transitional justice as well as economic, social and cultural rights in regional journals.

Priscilla Hayner is an Independent Consultant and leading expert on transitional justice.  She was co-founder of the International Center for Transitional Justice, and served as program director and then director of its Geneva office until 2010. She is the author of Unspeakable Truths, examining truth commissions globally (Routledge, 2001; 2nd edition 2010).

Neil Kritz is Senior Scholar in Residence at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).  Previously, he established and for 18 years directed USIP's Rule of Law Program.  He is the editor of Transitional Justice: How Emerging Democracies Reckon with Former Regimes (3 vols, 1995).

Jaime Malamud-Goti is Professor of Philosophy at the Universidad de San Andres.  He was Solicitor-General of Argentina during its transition in the 1980s, when he managed the strategy of human rights trials. He is also the author of Game without end: Confronting state terror and atrocity (University of Oklahoma Press, 1996).

Rama Mani is Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, and Director of the interdisciplinary project Ending Mass Atrocities: Echoes in Southern Cultures. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka.  She is the author of Beyond Retribution: Seeking Justice in the Shadows of war (Polity/Blackwell, 2002/2007), and initiator of Justice Unlimited.

Yasmin Louise Sooka practised as a human rights lawyer until 1995 and has been Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa since January 2001. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms Sooka was a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, serving first for three years as Deputy Chair to the Human Rights Violations Committee and then as the chair of the committee. During 2002 and 2004 she was appointed by the UN as an international commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone. She has consulted and assisted the governments of Ghana, Nepal, Afghanistan, Burundi, and Liberia in setting up truth commissions. She also serve’s on The Board of Trustee’s for Black Sash Trust, International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience,  Executive member for Niwano Peace Foundation as well as Advisory member for Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law.

Ruti Teitel is the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School; and a Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics.  She is the author of the landmark Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2000) and many articles and book chapters on international and comparative law, often focusing on political transitions.  In 2012, she published Humanity’s Law (OUP, 2012) setting out a paradigm shift in international affairs. Her latest book is Globalizing Transitional Justice (OUP 2014) which explores the last decade in the evolution of the field.  She also writes and tweets regularly for a broader audience @rutiteitel.  Prof. Teitel is founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association Human Rights Section as well as on the ILA International Human Rights Committee.  Prof. Teitel is also on the Board of the London Review of International Law.  Last year, she was a Straus Fellow-in-Residence at New York University Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice (2012-2013).

Abdul Tejan-Cole is the Africa Regional Director at the Open Society Institute.  He was previously the Commissioner of the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission and before that, the Deputy Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice’s South Africa Office.  He worked as a trial attorney and appellate counsel at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Lars Waldorf is Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York. He ran Human Rights Watch's field office in Rwanda from 2002-2004 and reported on genocide trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He is co-editor of Reconstructing Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence (forthcoming 2011), Localizing Transitional Justice (Stanford University Press, 2010), and Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants (SSRC, 2010).

Harvey Weinstein is Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley and a retired Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health. He is the author of Psychiatry and The CIA: Victims of Mind Control, (APA Press, 1990) and co-editor (with Eric Stover) of My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community After Mass Atrocity (Cambridge University Press, 2004), and was founding co-editor of the International Journal of Transitional Justice.