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Roland Burke is a senior lecturer in history at La Trobe University, and author of Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). His research focuses on human rights and internationalism and has been published widely across numerous journals. Burke's current project, a monograph on the changing meanings of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 1960s and 1970s, will be completed in the near future.

Eleni Coundouriotis is Professor of English and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her work focuses on the engagement of literature with history across a range of areas: nineteenth century realism, the post-colonial novel, and human rights narratives. She has completed two monographs that explore the relationship of realist forms to history: Claiming History: Colonialism, Ethnography and the Novel (Columbia, 1999) and The People's Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony (Fordham, 2014). She has worked extensively in the conjunction of human rights and the humanities, publishing on how literary texts complicate philosophical definitions of human dignity, the testimony of rape victims, the figure of the child soldier, and the contours of histories of the human rights movement. Her current project looks at the representation of the hospital in contemporary fiction as a metaphor for the state and its failure to protect citizens. She directs the Research Program on Humanitarianism at the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut.

James Dawes is the author of Evil Men (Harvard, 2013), That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard, 2007), and The Language of War (Harvard, 2002).

Nancy Flowers has worked to develop Amnesty International's education program and is a co-founder of Human Rights Educators USA. She has written and edited articles and books on human rights education and serves as editor of the University of Minnesota's Human Rights Education Series.

Lorenza B. Fontana is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (USA). Her research interests include collective action and conflict studies, human rights, and new models of citizenship. Her recent articles have been published in World Development, Environment and Planning D, Development Policy Review, The Journal of Peasant Studies and Global Governance, among others. She is co-editor of Demanding Justice in the Global South (with Jean Grugel, Anders Uhlin & Jojo Nem Singh, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and co-author of Social Protest in Latin America (with Fernando Calderon, Huascar Pacheco & Isabel Nava, Siglo XXI/UNDP, 2012, in Spanish). [End Page 778]

David Forsythe is Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he continues his research and efforts to facilitate the Forsythe Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Program.

Willem Gravett is a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

Jean Grugel is Professor of Development Politics and Director of the International Development Network at the University of York, UK. She is currently carrying out research on children's unpaid care work, climate change and human rights, and development alternatives. Recent publications include The Handbook of International Development (with Dan Hammett), Palgrave-Macmillan, London 2016, and papers in World Development, Citizenship Studies, Migration Studies, International Affairs and Development and Change. She is also a trustee of International Service and Hope and Homes for Children.

Charles J. Hanley was an international special correspondent for The Associated Press who reported from some 100 countries during a journalism career of more than forty years. He was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that confirmed the No Gun Ri massacre in 1999, after decades of official US denials. He is co-author of The Bridge at No Gun Ri (Henry Holt, 2001).

Christof Heyns is Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann is Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, where she held a Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights from 2003 to 2016.

Paul Hunt is a Professor in Law at Essex University (UK) and Adjunct Professor at Waikato University (New Zealand). He served as an independent expert on the UN...


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