Audrey Chapman is Director, Science and Human Rights, American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received a Ph.D. in Public Law and Government from Columbia University and graduate degrees in theological ethics from New York Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. Economic, social, and cultural rights are a major research interest. In 1993 she served as the rapporteur for the United Nations seminar on appropriate indicators to measure achievements in the progressive realization of economic, social, and cultural rights. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of nine books, the most recent of which is Health Care Reform: A Human Rights Approach (Georgetown University Press, 1994).
Tom J. Farer is a Grazier Fellow, Professor and Director of the Joint-Degree Program in Law and International Relations at The American University. He is former legal consultant to the United Nations operation in Somalia.
Dr. Geoff Gilbert is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law and the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He is Director of the LL.M. in International Human Rights Law. His research interests relate generally to the individual and groups in international law. His publications include Aspects of Extradition Law (Martinus Nijihoff, 1991) and several articles on international criminal law, the root causes of refugee flows, and the rights needed by minority groups. He is on the editorial board of the World Report on Freedom of Thought, Religion, Conscience and Belief (Routledge, 1996).
Ronald Paul Hill is Professor & Chairperson of Marketing, College of Commerce and Finance, Villanova University. He has published widely in consumer, law, and social science journals on homelessness, Aboriginal land rights, abortion, gun control, AIDS, political advertising, fetal tissue research, as well as other social/public policy issues. He is the Editor of the 1996 Sage volume titled Marketing and Consumer Research in the Public Interest.
Evelyn Kallen is Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Anthropology at York University in Toronto. Her research efforts, over more than two decades, have resulted in numerous publications focussing on racism, ethnicity and ethnic identity, nonethnic minorities, multiple minority status, and human rights and public policy. Her abiding interest in human rights issues in the Canadian context has led to a current focus on minority rights, particularly the rights of aboriginal peoples, ethnocultural and racial minorities, and members of nonethnic minorities, such as persons with disabilities and gay and lesbian persons. In recognition of her scholarly contributions to the area of minority rights, in 1989, Dr. Kallen was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In the same year, she was appointed to the position of honorary Chair in Human Rights at the Human Rights Research & Education Centre, University of Ottawa, for 1989–1990. From January through March 1992 Dr. Kallen was in residence at the Human Rights Centre, University of [End Page 246] New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) where she carried out preliminary research for a comparative study of minorities and human rights in Australia and in Canada. Most recently, Dr. Kallen has completed the second edition of her 1982 book, Ethnicity & Human Rights in Canada (Oxford University Press, 1995).
Sandi Macan is an MBA student at Villanova University and a former employee of CITE, an educational training center for the economically disadvantaged.
Dianne Otto lectures in international law and criminal law at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She has a long-standing interest in human rights and is currently actively involved with Amnesty International Australia. Prior to entering the legal profession, she worked in the nongovernmental sector in Australia developing community responses to a wide range of human rights violations including domestic violence, youth homelessness, and the difficulties faced by those with psychiatric disabilities.
Douglas Sanders is Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He teaches and publishes in the areas of indigenous peoples, international human rights law, and lesbian and gay rights. He has been involved with indigenous legal issues in Canada since 1965, as well as working with the World Council of Indigenous Peoples after its formation in 1975. He has done comparative work on indigenous and tribal issues, including a recent study on tribal policy in India for...