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 is Professor of International Law at the LSE and barrister at Matrix Chambers. Together with H. Charlesworth, she won the American Society of International Law, 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal 'for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law' and co-authored The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis (Manchester University Press, 2000) and The Making of International Law (OUP, 2007).

Pablo de Greiff is the Director of Research at the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York.  He is the author of more than 30 articles on the normative aspects of transitional justice and the editor of ten books including The Handbook of Reparations (Oxford University Press, 2006) and with Roger Duthie of Transitional Justice and Development; Making Connections (Social Sciences Research Council, 2009).

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).

Boaz Gaon is an Israeli based playwright, journalist, and activist. He is the author of Return to Haifa, a Hebrew adaptation of the classic Palestinian novella by Ghassan Kanafani, which was staged at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv (2008), and Prime Time, which opened at the Beit Lessin Theatre in Tel Aviv in 2009. He has been involved in the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue that resulted in The People's Voice initiative, led by Sari Nusseybeh and Ami Ayalon.

James Gondi James Gondi is the Head of the International Center for Transitional Justice Kenya office. He previously worked for 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 a 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 forthcoming 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
at New York Law School where she is also the Associate Director of the Center for International Law.  She is the author of Transitional Justice, Oxford University Press, 2000 and has published widely on transitional justice.

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 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 co-editor of the International Journal of Transitional Justice.