Payam Akhavan is the Legal Adviser, with the Office of the Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the Hague. During 1993, he served as a human rights officer with the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia, conducting the on-site investigations for the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Commission, Mr. Tadeusz Mazowiecki. In September 1992, he participated in a Mission of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) which recommended the establishment of an international tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. He is General Editor of Yugoslavia, the Former and Future: Reflections by Scholars from the Region (Brookings Institution & UN Research Institute for Social Development, 1994).
S. James Anaya is a Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree at the University of New Mexico. He has represented indigenous people and organizations before United States courts. His book entitled Indigenous Peoples in International Law will be published by Oxford University Press in March 1996.
Cynthia Price Cohen is the Executive Director of CHILDRIGHTS International Research Institute. As the representative of a nongovernmental organization, Dr. Price Cohen participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child from 1983 until the Convention was adopted by the General Assembly in 1989, and she was a member of the Ad Hoc NGO Group on the Drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Dr. Price Cohen has written numerous essays and papers about the rights of the child under international law. She was co-editor of Children’s Rights in America: U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child Compared with United States Law (1990) published by the American Bar Association and Defense for Children International - USA. She is also co-author of Establishing Ombudsman Programs for Children and Youth: How Government Can be More Responsive to its Young Citizens (1994), also an American Bar Association publication.
S. Todd Crider is an Associate Attorney with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. He specializes in international commercial transactions involving countries in Latin America. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his undergraduate degree from Samford University.
Stuart N. Hart is Director of the Office for the Study of the Psychological Rights of the Child at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, President of the National Committee for the Rights of the Child (USA), and immediate Past-President of the International School Psychology Association and its representative to the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child. He chaired the 1979 international task force which produced the final version of the Declaration of the [End Page 511] Psychological Rights of the Child, directed the first International Conference on Psychological Abuse of Children, and is presently the director of a cross-national research project on the children’s rights perspectives of students and teachers. He has written and presented extensively on the topics of children’s rights and the psychological maltreatment of children.
Susan M. Kosloske is a computer professional specializing in the implementation of various methods, tools, and techniques for application development and structure design. She has had experience in both private industry and the public sector including strategic planning, conducting JRP/JAD (Joint Requirements Planning/Joint Application Design) sessions, project management, analysis, program and database design, programming and data administration for both stand-alone and integrated mainframe and PC based systems. She currently serves as President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association and has spoken at numerous conferences on a variety of computerization topics.
William H. Meyer is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Delaware. His areas of specialization include human rights, US foreign policy, and international political economy. His publications include Transnational Media and Third World Development (1988), and a series of articles on international communication and international human rights in the journals: Comparative Political Studies, Cyprus Review, International Interactions, The International Journal on Group Rights, Journalism Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly. He is currently working on a book that assesses the impact...