Dr. Akhavan is a Research Associate at the Danish Center for Human Rights and works for the UN Centre for Human Rights in Geneva. He has contributed to fact-finding missions and expert seminars on issues of minority protection in Central and Eastern Europe.
Contact him via the Danish Center web site at http://www.humanrights.dk
Maria Luisa Bartolomei
Dr. Bartolomei is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Sociology of Law, Lund University, in Sweden. Her research interests are general human rights in the third world and Latin America, human rights as they are connected to legal cultures and globalization, and indigenous children’s rights in Latin America. She is currently developing two new internet courses: “Human Rights and Legal Development” in collaboration with several universities in South Africa, India and Argentina; and “Human Rights in Europe” together with the University of Lithuania.
Contact her at: Maria_Luisa [dot] Bartolomei [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
M. Cherif Bassiouni
M. Cherif Bassiouni is College of Law Professor at Depaul University in Chicago, and the President of DePaul’s International Human Rights Law Institute. In 1992, he was appointed a member, and later Chairman, of the UN Commission to Investigate Violations of International Humanitarian Law in the former Yugoslavia. He was nominated for a 1999 Nobel Peace Prize for his lifelong work to establish an International Criminal Court.
Contact Prof. Bassiouni at: cbassiou [at] depaul [dot] edu
Dr. Dzhibladze is a the President of the Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, Russia. His areas of expertise include political science, human rights, international law, and development of civil society. He created several Russian and international NGOs concerned with civil society development, non-violent social change, intercultural dialogue and conflict resolution. He acts as a consultant to a number of Russian and international NGOs as an expert in democratic institution building, development of civil society and rule of law, human rights and conflict resolution.
Email him at: dzhib [at] demokratia [dot] ru
Khaled Abou El Fadl
Dr. Fadl is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he teaches Islamic Law, Immigration, Human rights, International and National Security Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch, and also works closely with the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights. He is regarded as one of the leading authorities in Islamic law in the United States and Europe, and often provides expert testimony in international litigation cases involving Middle Eastern and immigration law, and in political asylum claims.
Email him at abouelfa [at] law [dot] ucla [dot] edu.
Dr. Haynes is Professor of Politics and co-developer of the International Relations Program at London Guildhall University. His areas of specialization are politics of developing countries and international relations. He has examined the continuing importance of religion as an important factor in politics using examples drawn from a range of religious groups around the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States.
Contact him at jeff [dot] haynes [at] londonmet [dot] ac [dot] uk
Sayyed Nadeem Kazmi
Mr. Kazmi is the Head of International Development at Al-Khoei Foundation, London and New York, and Senior Advisor to HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. He has worked in human rights advocacy and humanitarian development since 1991. He is also an Advisor to the Amnesty International UK Ethnic Minorities Working Group and a member of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House, London).
Dr. Mallat is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. He is also the Director of the Center for the Study of European Union and the Chair of European Law at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. Formerly, he was the Director of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at SOAS, University of London, where he taught European and Islamic laws over the past decade. Dr. Mallat has held the platform that fiqh, qanun, and Shari`a are essential sources for studying the history and identity of the Mediterranean Muslim