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Payam Akhavan SJD (Harvard) is Professor of International Law at McGill University and was previously Senior Fellow at Yale Law School and Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Toronto. He has published extensively on international criminal law and human rights including “Beyond Impunity: Can International Criminal Justice Prevent Future Atrocities?,” 95 American Journal of International Law 7 (2001), selected by the International Library of Law and Legal Theory as one of “the most significant published journal essays in contemporary legal studies.” He also authored the “Report on the Work of the Office of the Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide” (2005), served as Chairman of the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide (2007), and is Co-Producer of the documentary film Genos.Cide: The Great Challenge (2009). He was the first Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda at The Hague (1994–2000) and appointed as counsel in several high-profile cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the European Court of Human Rights. He has served the United Nations in Bosnia, Croatia, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Guatemala, and Rwanda, and his work on accountability for atrocities, including establishment of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, has been featured in the New York Times. He was selected in 2005 by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and in 2007, he was appointed by the Government of Canada as a Director of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.

Myriam Alvarez-Pereyre is originally from France, graduated in 2006 with an LL.M. from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently doing an M.Phil./Ph.D. on Terrorism and State Sovereignty at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, UK.

Mark A. Drumbl is Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Tobias Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently undertaking research on the relationship between medical and legal understandings of torture, and is the author of Law Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Palestinians and the co-editor of Paths to International Justice: Legal and Social Perspectives (both with Cambridge University Press).

Thomas Margueritte is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires of Paul Cézanne University (France). Mainly interested in international criminal law, his thesis is dealing with the question of accused fundamental rights in international proceedings. He is also assistant professor of constitutional law and international public law. Before beginning his Ph.D. research, he was a legal assistant at the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia (US), the Criminal Defense Section (OKO) of the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo and at the French ministry of Defense. [End Page 835]

David Mendeloff is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, where he is also Director of the Centre for Security and Defence Studies.

Elena Blanco is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Bristol Law School (UWE) (UK) where she is in charge of the LL.M. in International Trade Law and Knowledge Exchange in the areas of trade and globalization. She holds a degree in law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, an LL.M. in International Environmental Law from the University of London and postgraduate qualifications from the Universities of Madrid and Belgrade. She has written widely on Spanish and private international law, including two books on Spanish law and legal system and is currently working on a book on Globalization and Natural Resources Law to be published by Edward Elgar in 2010.

Mahmood Monshipouri is a faculty member in the Department of the International Relations at San Francisco State University. He is the author, most recently, of Muslims in Global Politics: Identities, Interests, and Human Rights (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

Makau Mutua is Dean, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar at Buffalo Law School, The...


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