David Michael Crane

David Michael Crane

David M. Crane was appointed a professor of practice at Syracuse University College of Law in the summer of 2006. Prior to that time he was a distinguished visiting professor for the 2005 academic year. From 2002-2005 he was the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed to that position by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 19 April 2002. Among those he indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity was the President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, the first sitting African head of state in history […]

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Driss El Yazami

Driss El Yazami

Mr. Driss El Yazami graduated from the Paris-based Centre de formation et de perfectionnement des journalistes. Mr. El Yazami is a member of the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH), former member of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER) and member of the governing body of the Three Cultures Foundation. He is also Delegate General of “Génériques”, an association specialized in the history of foreigners and immigration in France, and chief editor of the Migrance journal. Mr. El Yazami, who was Vice-President of the French League for Human Rights (LDH) and member of the Executive Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Human […]

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Jeremy Sarkin

Jeremy Sarkin

Professor Jeremy Sarkin, of South Africa, has extensive transitional justice experience from across the world, including as a consultant to the Sierra Leone and South African truth commissions. He has undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from South Africa, a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Doctor of Laws degree on comparative and international law. He is admitted to practice as attorney in the USA and South Africa. He is an Extraordinary Professor of Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He has taught courses for many years on transitional justice at undergraduate and postgraduate level at […]

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Kathryne Bomberger

Kathryne Bomberger

Kathryne Bomberger has over 17 years’ working experience within international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) on issues related to human rights, politics and conflict prevention. Prior to working on international human rights issues, she worked for the United States Senate and as a journalist. She has an undergraduate degree in history and a graduate degree in international relations, with a focus on Middle East Studies, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Since 1998, she led the development of the International Commission […]

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Paul R. Williams is the President and co-founder of the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). In 2005, Dr. Williams, as President of PILPG, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by half a dozen of his pro bono government clients. Dr. Williams has assisted over a dozen states and governments in major international peace negotiations, including serving as a delegation member in the Dayton negotiations (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Rambouillet/Paris negotiations (Kosova), Lake Ohrid negotiations (Macedonia), and Podgorica/Belgrade negotiations (Serbia/Montenegro). He also advised parties to the Key West negotiations (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Oslo/Geneva negotiations (Sri Lanka), the Georgia/Abkhaz negotiations, and the Somalia […]

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