Gayle Binion is a Professor of Political Science and Law & Society at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her research interests include the role of the judiciary in the definition and protection of civil rights and liberties, especially as this intersects questions of race, class, and gender. Her articles have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly journals.
Daniel Bradlow is an Associate Professor of Law at the American University in Washington, D.C. where he specializes in international economic law. His current work focuses on the international financial institutions and the international legal aspects of economic development. He is a 1995 Senior Special Fellow of the United Nations Institute on Training and Research (UNITAR) and an advisor to the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project. Prior to taking up his present position, Professor Bradlow worked as a Research Associate at the Internatio nal Law Institute, as a consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, and as a lawyer in private practice. He has edited books and published articles on international financial law, international financial institutions, the World Bank Inspection Panel, and international law and the global economy. He has degrees from the University of Witwatersrand, Northeastern University and Georgetown University, and is a member of the New York and the District of Columbia bars.
Erika de Wet received her B.Iur and LL.B from the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein in 1988 and 1990 respectively, and was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Germany from 1991–93, focusing on research for her LL.D. The Constitutional Enforceability of Economic and Social Rights: The Meaning of German Constitutional Law for South Africa. In 1993 she completed an internship with the United Nations Center for Human Rights in Geneva and in 1994 completed a consultancy at Rights and Humanity. She is currently working with the International Institute for Labor Studies at the International Labour Office in Geneva.
Claudio Grossman is Dean of the Washington College of Law, The American University. He is the Raymond Geraldson Scholar of International and Humanitarian Law and is widely published in the areas of international organizations, human rights, and emergency situations. He was elected to the seven-member Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, and is the Commission’s current first Vice President.
Mike Oquaye is in the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon. He is a graduate in law from the University of London and holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana. His areas of interest include: government and politics in Africa, particularly Ghana; law and human rights in development; issues on women, decentralization, and democratization, especially related to national and rural development; and military rule. His publications include: Politics in Ghana 1972–1979 (1980), The Military and Political Instability, in The Search for Democracy in Ghana (1987), Ghana’s Transition to Constitutional Rule (1991), Democracy Without Political Parties: The Case of District Assemblies, in Political Parties and Democracy in Ghana (1993), and The Ghanaian Revolution, 1981–1992 (Forthcoming). Professor Oquaye won a Codesria-Rockefeller Award for the Social Science in Africa and spent one year at the School of Oriental and African Studies as a visiting scholar during the 1993–1994 academic year.
David J. Padilla is Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of American States. He monitors human rights situations in thirty-five OAS member states and represents the Commission before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Washington College of Law, The American University. He received his J.D. in 1969 at University of Detroit, his LL.M. at University of Pennsylvania (International Relations 1974) and George Washington University Law Center (International Law 1978) and a M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1982.
Jordan Paust is Professor of Law, University of Houston; A.B. (1965), J.D. (1968), U.C.L.A.; LL.M. (1972), University of Virginia; J.S.D. Cand., Yale University (Ford Foundation Fellow 1973–1975...