International Advisory Council
Professor Philip Alston
(Australia) Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University; former UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions.
(Uganda) Representative to the African Union and UNECA United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Advocate; specialist in women's human rights and co-founder of Women in Law and Development (Africa).
Professor Christine Chinkin
(UK) Professor of International Law, London School of Economics and Political Science; Fellow of the British Academy; William C Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School; barrister; academic member of Matrix Chambers.
(France) Former member, Conseil d'Etat, France; former member, UN Human Rights Committee; former Visiting Professor, Central European University, Budapest; Member of the Council, International Association of Refugee Law Judges.
Professor Yash P Ghai
(Kenya) Retired; Professor Emeritus of the University of Hong Kong; active researcher and publish regularly. Establishing the Katiba Institute, for the study of constitutions, particularly implementation of constitutions..Since retirement from Hong Kong, lives in Nairobi where the Katiba Institute was established.
(Jordan) Secretary-General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women; former Minister of State and Government Spokesperson and former President of the Jordanian Women’s Union.
(Argentina) Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Washington.
Marek Antoni Nowicki
(Poland) Member of the Polish Bar; former member, European Commission on Human Rights; former international Ombudsperson in Kosovo; former president of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights; presiding member of the UNMIK Human Rights Advisory Panel (Kosovo).
(Costa Rica) Chair of the Board of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights; President of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security; Advocate; former judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Professor Gerard Quinn
(Ireland) Professor of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway; former vice-president of the European Social Charter Committee.
Professor Martin Scheinin
(Finland) UN Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights; Professor of Constitutional and International Law and Director of the Institute of Human Rights at Abo Akademi University, Finland.
(Sri Lanka) Barrister, Attorney-at-Law.