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Shulamit Aloni
Professor of Law, former Israeli Minister of Education and Chairperson of the Civil Right Movement.

Oscar Arias
Nobel Peace Laureate, former President of Costa Rica.

Hannan Ashrawi
Chair, Human Rights Section at the Palestinian Authority. Professor of English.

Lloyd Axworthy
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada.

Emma Bonino
Former European Commissioner, i.a. responsible for the European Community Humanitarian Office.

Jimmy Carter
Nobel Peace Laureate, former President of the United States.

Susana Chiarotti
Regional Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights, Professor of Law.

Radhika Coomaraswamy
Chairperson, National Commission of Human Rights of Sri Lanka.
Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence. Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo

Virginia Dandan
Chair, United Nations Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Peace Laureate. Professor of Law.

Sonia Gandhi
President Indian National Congress. Chairperson National Advisory Council, Government of India.

Justice Richard Goldstone
Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Former Chief Prosecutor
of the United Nations War Crimes Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Thomas Hammerberg
Secretary General, The Olof Palme International Center.
Former Swedish Ambassador for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

Vaclav Havel
Former President of Czechoslovakia and of the Czech Republic.

Jeremy Hobbs
Executive Director, OXFAM International.

Kamal Hossain
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh.
Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan.

Irene Khan
Secretary General, Amnesty International

Shulamith Koenig
2003 UN Human Rights Award,
Founding President PDHRE, People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning

Bernard Kouchner
Founder of "Doctors without Borders".
Former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Kosovo.

Peter Leuprecht
Former Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Human Rights in Cambodia.

Stephen Marks
François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard University.

Ian Martin
Vice President, International Center for Transitional Justice.
Former Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Olara Otunnu
Special representative of the General Secretary of the UN for Children and Armed Conflict.

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
Fifth United Nations Secretary General.

Adolfo Perez-Esquivel
Nobel Peace Laureate

Sonia Picado
President, InterAmerican Institute of Human Rights. 

Elena Poniatowska 

Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland.
Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Adama Samassekou
President, African Regional Institute for Human Rights Education.
Former Minister of Education, Mali.

Mario Soares
Former President of Portugal

Danilo Turk
United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs.
Former Member of the Human Rights Committee.

The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu
Nobel Peace Laureate


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