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Cécile Aptel

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Cecile Aptel is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Senior Legal Policy Adviser, and is also Associate Professor of International Law at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Prof. Aptel has done legal, policy and humanitarian work for 20 years, working for several UN entities, the European Union, think-tanks and NGOs. Her expertise and publications in international criminal law and transitional justice are underpinned by her professional experience: she joined the newly-established UN international tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda in 1995 and worked there in different legal and policy functions until 2005.  She participated in the drafting of the first international judgments on the crime of genocide and in the design of the Tribunals' completion strategies. She directly contributed to the establishment of the State Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina's War Crimes Chamber (2005) and of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2006).

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Jean d'Aspremont

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Professor Jean d'Aspremont is Chair of Public International Law at the University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC). He also is Professor of International Legal Theory at the University of Amsterdam. He used to be Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law. He acted as counsel in proceedings before the International Court of Justice. He is the author of 3 monographs, 2 edited volumes and more than 70 peer-review articles and book chapters. His recent publications include Formalism and the Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2011, re-issued in paperback in 2013).

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Andrea Bianchi

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Andrea Bianchi is Professor of international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies since 2002. Professor Bianchi was previously Full Professor at the Catholic University, Milan, and Associate Professor at the University of Parma. Until 2002, he was also Professorial Lecturer in International Law at the Bologna Centre of the Johns Hopkins University. His publications address topics that range from international human rights and humanitarian law,international economic law, the law of jurisdiction and jurisdictional immunities to state responsibility and the law of treaties. Recently he has published on international law and terrorism and on non-state actors.

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Vincent Chetail

Vincent Chetail

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Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Director of the Global Migration centre. He is also a Board Member of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and, from 2004 to 2012, was the Research Director of the Geneva Academy.

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Gabriella Citroni

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Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. She acts as the international legal advisor for the Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of Disappeared People (FEDEFAM). From 2008 she also works as senior legal advisor for the Swiss NGO TRIAL (Track Impunity Always). From 2003 to 2005 she was a member, as legal advisor, of the Italian delegation at the United Nations during the negotiations of the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

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Professor Paola Gaeta

Paola Gaeta

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Paola Gaeta (PhD in Law, European University Institute, 1997) was Assistant Professor (1998), Associate Professor (2001) and then Tenured Professor (2001-2010) of Public International Law at the University of Florence. She is currently Tenured Professor of International Criminal Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor of International Criminal Law at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies.

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Frank Haldemann

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Frank Haldemann is SNSF Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and teaches Transitional Justice at the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Prior to joining the University of Geneva, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the New York University School of Law, the University of Leiden and the University of Pretoria.

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Nicolas Michel

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Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, Nicolas Michel is also Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development. Since March 2009 he chairs the Board of the Academy. From 2004-2008, he was Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel.
 
 

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Marko Milanovic

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Dr. Marko Milanovic is associate professor at the University of Nottingham School of Law. He obtained his first degree in law from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, his LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School, and his PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge. He is Secretary-General and member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law, an Associate of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, and co-editor of EJIL: Talk!, the blog of the European Journal of International Law, as well as a member of the EJIL’s Editorial Board. He was Law Clerk to Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice in 2006/2007.

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Fatsa Ouguergouz

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Judge Ouguergouz is Judge and Vice-President of the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights (Arusha, Tanzania). He was United Nations Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Burundi and occupied other positions within the United Nations System, including at the International Court of Justice (The Hague) and at the Office of Legal Affairs (New York). He holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Law (Geneva) and taught Public International Law at the University of Geneva. He is a former Orville H. Schell Fellow (Yale Law School), Guest Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Father Robert F. Drinan Professor of Human Rights at Georgetown University Law Center (Washington D.C.).

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Eibe Riedel

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Eibe Riedel is the Swiss Chair of Human Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Chair of German and Comparative Public Law, European and International Law (em.) at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
 
 

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Robert Roth

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Robert Roth  is Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva since 1987. He has been Dean of the Law Faculty from July 2003 to July 2007 in which capacity he has contributed to the creation of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. In 2011 he has been appointed Judge with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where he has presided the Trial Chamber for two years before leaving the Tribunal in September 2013.

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Marco Sassòli

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Marco Sassòli, is professor of international law and director of the Department of international law and international organization at the University of Geneva. He is commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists’ (ICJ). From 2001-2003, he has taught at the Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada, where he remains associate professor. From 1985-1997 he has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), inter alia as deputy head of its legal division, head of the ICRC delegations in Jordan and Syria and as protection coordinator for the former Yugoslavia. During a sabbatical leave in 2011, he joined again the ICRC delegation in Islamabad. He has also served as registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court.

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William Schabas

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William Schabas is Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.His numerous publications include Genocide in International Law (2000), The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law (2002), The United Nations International Criminal Tribunals, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone (2006), International Human Rights Law and Canadian Law: Legal Commitment, Implementation and the Charter (2007). He is Editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Forum, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights.

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