Sheila Keetharuth, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Eritrea, former Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa. She has worked on human rights issues in The Gambia, Mauritania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Mauritius, etc.
Rhona Smith, Northumbria University, Author of International Human Rights, 5th edition, (Oxford UP, 2011), Core Statutes on Public Law and Civil Liberties, 7th Edition (with Richard Glancey and Eimear Spain, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), Text and Materials on International Human Rights Law, 2nd ed (Routledge 2009). Smith has extensive experience training human rights scholars and activists in China and Southeast Asia.
Asya El-Meehy, Officer of Governance and Public Administration United Nations-ESCWA, Lebanon. Her research interests include the Arab Spring, women's rights, and civil society and she has conducted extensive fieldwork on women's rights and NGOs in Egypt.
Devorah Wainer, Honorary Associate, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney. Wainer's research interests include refugee rights, voices of the marginalized, and transitional justice.
Semere Kesete, Human rights activist and former political prisoner from Eritrea. Research interests include: civil and political rights, refugees, human trafficking, the Horn of Africa.
Mary Kaitlin McNally Murphy, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona, specializes in Latin American human rights especially oral histories, documentary films, and transitional justice.
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