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Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat is Professor of Political Science at Purchase College, SUNY. Her research focuses on democracy and human rights, with an emphasis on women’s rights. In addition to journalarticles and book chapters on these and related subjects, herpublications include Democracy and Human Rights in Developing Countries (1991), Deconstructing Images of “The Turkish Woman,” (1998), and the following titles forthcoming in 2006: Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Book; Human Rights in Turkey: Policies and Prospects; and Non-state Actors and Human Rights.

Adrian J. Bradbrook is Bonython Professor of Law, Law School, University of Adelaide, Australia.

David P. Forsythe is University Professor and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Judith G. Gardam is Professor of International Law, Law School, University of Adelaide, Australia.

James A. Goldston is the Executive Director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of the Open Society Institute that promotes rights-based law reform and the development of legal capacity worldwide. Goldston previously served as Legal Director of the Budapest-based European Roma Rights Center; Director General for Human Rights of the Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; and Prosecutor in the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York specializing in the prosecution of organized crime. Goldston has written widely on issues of human rights and racial discrimination. He has engaged in law reform fieldwork and investigated rights abuses in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Paul Hunt (M.A., M.Jur.) is Professor of Law and Member of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Waikato, New Zealand. Since 2002, he has held the post of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. In 1999–2002, he was Rapporteur of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Robert C. Johansen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and Senior Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is author of The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy (Princeton University Press) and numerous scholarly articles. Formerly Director of Research and then President of the World Policy Institute, he also has held visiting appointments at Princeton and Harvard. His current research focuses on efforts to [End Page 554] increase compliance with the prohibitions of war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace.

Franklin B. Lebo received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2003 with a concentration in International Law. He is currently a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Political Science at Kent State University.

Judith Mesquita (M.A., LL.M.) is Senior Research Officer, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK, where she specializes on economic, social, and cultural rights.

Amy Ross is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia.

Elaine Webster teaches Public Law of the UK and Scotland and is a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Edinburgh, where her research in international human rights law focuses on the prohibition against torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and the analysis of examples in a socio-political perspective. She is an honors graduate of the University of Glasgow, School of Law. She holds a Master of Arts in International Politics from the Free University of Brussels and a European Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights/Catholic University Leuven.

Lucinda Vandervort, Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She received a B.A. in Philosophy (Honors) and English Literature, Bryn Mawr College (1968); M.A (1970) and Ph.D. (1973) in Philosophy, McGill University; LL.B. Queen’s University (Ontario) (1977); LL.M. Yale University (1980). She is a member of the Ontario bar, admitted April 1979. She teaches legal theory, jurisprudence, criminal law, evidence, and, on occasion, administrative law and private international law. Her research...


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