Claire Breen, graduated from the University of Ireland, University College Cork, in Ireland in 1992 with a B.A., Civil Law. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1993 with an LL.M. in International Law. She worked for several years in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands before receiving her Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests have focused upon human rights issues, at both domestic and international levels, with primary focus on children’s rights, and the application of the standard of the best interests of the child within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. An analysis of this application is the basis of her forthcoming book. Dr. Breen currently teaches contract law, legal method, and human rights at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Kristina Burrows is a Staff Attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance with a J.D. from the University of California, Davis.
Richard Pierre Claude was a Thomas Jefferson Fellow at the University of Virginia where he received his Ph.D. He is Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, and was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University in 1996 when he initiated a course on “Science and Human Rights.” Twice a Fulbright Research Scholar in Asia, Claude has written extensively about human rights education, including his books: Educating for Human Rights: The Philippines and Beyond (1997), and co-authored (with George Andreopoulos) Human Rights Education for the 21st Century (1997). His Popular Education for Human Rights has been published in fourteen languages. Claude was the Founding Editor of Human Rights Quarterly, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. The Quarterly was inspired by the need for an interdisciplinary scholarly journal in the field of human rights. Claude’s concern for encouraging interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights led him to join with others in the founding of Physicians for Human Rights. He also was elected to the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science which sponsored his co-edited book (with Thomas Jabine) on Human Rights and Statistics, Getting the Record Straight (1992). On 10 December 2002, the AAAS honored him for his new book, Science in the Service of Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002).
Paolo G. Carozza is Associate Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School and a fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He earned an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was also a graduate Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law. Before teaching at Notre Dame, he served as a judicial clerk to the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia and practiced law with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold & Porter. He has also taught at Harvard Law School, at the University of [End Page 567] Chile, and at the University of Trent, Italy. He teaches and writes in the areas of international law, international human rights, European and Latin American legal systems and comparative law, and his scholarship focuses principally on bringing comparative legal methods to bear on international human rights law.
Susan Dicklitch is Assistant Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is author of The Elusive Promise of NGOs in Africa: Lessons from Uganda (Macmillan & St. Martin’s Press), and has published in several journals including International Politics, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, and the International Journal. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled, “Out of Africa . . . In a Hurry.”
Tom J. Farer is the Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver is the former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States and of the University of New Mexico. He is Honorary Professor of Peking University and permanent Guest Professor of People’s University and Director of the Center for China–United States Cooperation. Within the United States Government, he has served as special assistant first to the General Counsel...