Clair Apodaca received her Ph.d. from Purdue University in 1996. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Memphis. Her research interests include human rights issues, women and development, and the plight of refugees.
Sandra Coliver is Legal Advisor to the Bosnia Office of the International Crisis Group, an independent, nongovernmental advocacy group. Previously she was Law Programme Director of Article 19, the International Centre Against Censorship, headquartered in London. She has filed briefs with the European Court of Human Rights, authored several reports, journal articles, and one book on freedom of expression themes, and has edited or co-edited four books on national security and freedom of expression, press law and practice in European and other democracies, hate speech, and access to information. She is presently working on a book on freedom of expression for a twenty-volume series to be published by Martinus Nijhoff. She received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California School of Law, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). She has taught courses on international law, human rights, and international women’s rights at Boalt Hall and American University Washington College of Law. She worked as a human rights law expert in Bosnia, and served on the Board of the US Section of Amnesty International.
Tracey Holland is a freelance writer, researcher, and curriculum designer. From 1991–1994 she designed and implemented an alternative school for street and working children in Managua, Nicaragua, and developed a national program of street children’s educational workshops as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme. She has conducted human rights related research with children in Jamaica, Mexico, and New York City. Most recently, Ms. Holland worked as a Human Rights Education Trainer in Angola, a program funded by USAID.
Scott Leckie is Director of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE). He has written extensively on a range of human rights issues and has worked for various UN and other intergovernmental institutions.
Zoran Pajic spent twenty years of his academic career at the Sarajevo University, rising from an assistant to Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law. He served as a UN human rights expert in the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Southern Africa at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (1990–1995). His public services included the position of the President of the Yugoslav Association of International Law (1989–1992) and the membership in the Commission for Constitutional Affairs of the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1991–1992). He has published extensively on international human rights law, and recently established himself as an expert on political and legal issues in the region of the Former Yugoslavia. Dr. Pajic has been living and working in Great Britain since September 1992. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre (1992–1994) and currently holds a Senior Research Fellowship at King’s College, University of London. He has lectured at many British universities, as well as in the United States, Belgium, and at the Central European University in Budapest.