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Philip Alston is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University Law School. He is Special Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals and UN Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions.

Marvin Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of over one hundred articles in the areas of theatre history, theatre theory, and dramatic literature, and his work has been translated into thirteen languages. His most recent book, The Haunted Stage (Michigan, 2001), received the Joseph Calloway Prize.

Ayşe Betûl Çelik received her Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2002 and is an Assistant Professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. She teaches political science and conflict resolution. Her dissertation research on Kurdish associations in Istanbul has appeared in several edited books. Her research areas include ethnicity, forced migration, culture, and conflict.

Madeleine Davis, M.A., Ph.D. (London). Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London, and Associate Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Recent publications include (as editor) The Pinochet Case: Origins, Progress and Implications (London, ILAS, 2003).

Tony Evans is Reader in Global Politics at the School of Social Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he teaches courses on international political theory and the politics of human rights. His most recent book is The Politics of Human Rights: A Global Perspective (2nd edition, London, Pluto Press, 2005). He has recently completed a report commissioned by the United Nations Commission for HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa on the ethics of access to health care.

Denis Goulet is Professor Emeritus, O'Neill Chair in Education for Justice, Department of Economics and Policy Studies, University of Notre Dame,

In Sup Han is an Associate Professor, College of Law, Seoul National University, Korea. He is the author of Hankuk hyeongsabeob kwa bup ui jibae [Korean Criminal Law and the Rule of Law], Kwonwiju-ui hyeongsabeob eul neomeoseo [Beyond the Authoritarian Criminal Law], 5.18, bub jeok chek-im gwa yeok-sa jeok chek-im [May 18th, Legal Accountability and Historical Evaluation], and numerous articles [End Page 1143] on the critical analysis of penal system and human rights issues. He received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at Seoul National University.

Fadoua Loudiy is a doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at Duquesne University, where she is also an adjunct professor. She received her M.A. from the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to free speech issues, her research interests include problems of reconciliation and memory in transitions from authoritarian to democratic states. She is currently at work on a biography of Saida Menebhi. The author may be reached at

Hanny Megally is Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program of the International Center for Transitional Justice. As head of the Middle East department at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, he took delegations in the late 1980s and early 1990s to the neighboring countries of Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia to interview refugees and to investigate human rights violations committed by the regime in Iraq. In July 2003, as executive director of the MENA division of Human Rights Watch, he headed delegation to Iraq for meetings with officials of the CPA and the Iraqi Governing Council and representatives of the bar association, local human rights groups, and media. He returned to Baghdad in March 2004 for further meetings related to the implementation of transitional justice mechanisms in Iraq.

Hania Mufti is Regional Director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch. She has researched and written numerous reports for Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the government of Saddam Hussein. She is the author of the...


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