Members of the Internatioanl Legal Steering Committee of the Iarn Tribuanl 

Hamid Sabi,

Hamid Sabi received his BA from Tehran University in 1970 and  law LLB from Dundee University in 1974.  He was a member of Tehran Bar Association  in 1975. Disbarred by the Revolutionary court 1983. Sabi left Iran in 1983 and went into exile in UK.

He Set up London Office of Sabi & Associates. Involved in many international arbitrations and disputes against the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hamid Sabi was Secretary General of Iranian Students Association for the United Nations from 1968 to 1970 and Chairman of African Unity Coference/ ISMUN, Kampala Uganda in 1969.  

Hamid was Member of Students Council Dundee U 1972-3 and founder and Chairman of Council for Jewish Cultural and Social Advancement Tehran 1975-77.  He was also founder and member of Iranian Jewish Intellectuals 1978-79.  
Sir Geoffrey Nice (England)
Sir Geoffrey Nice is a British barrister and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990 and Professor of Law at Gresham College in 2012. Since 1984, he has been a part time judge. In 2009, he was named Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board. Sir Geoffrey has been involved with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Much of Nice's work since his time at the ICTY has been connected to cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and pro bono for victims groups whose cases cannot get to any international court, such as those from Iran, and Burma. In the UK, his practice includes human rights/public law and personal injury. 
Payam Akhavan (Canada)
McGill University law professor Payam Akhavan teaches and researches in the areas of public international law, international criminal law and transitional justice, with a particular interest in human rights and multiculturalism, war crimes prosecutions, UN reform and the prevention of genocide.
Payam Akhavan has published extensively in leading journals, including the widely-cited article “Beyond Impunity: Can International Criminal Justice Prevent Future Atrocities?” in 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 is also author of the book “Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate CrimeHedayat Matine-Daftary (France)
Dr. Hedayat Matine-Daftary is an Iranian lawyer based in Paris. He graduated with a degree in law in mid-1950s; and The Faculty of Law, University of Tehran, where he attended a doctorate course in political science. 

Assistant-Professor, Institute for Administrative Affairs, Faculty of  Law, Teheran University (1957); Assistant Secretary to the Minister of Justice 1959; Continued legal training in Iran, qualified as a member of the Iranian Bar in the early 1960s and subsequently became a lawyer. 
From 1970 served as assistant disciplinary prosecutor to the Bar Association; elected to the Bar Council 1974–76; appointed Judge of the Disciplinary Court of the Bar Association in 1976; re-elected to the Bar Council and elected its Vice-President in 1978. 

He founded, in March 1979, with some others, the National Democratic Front.  Following attacks made by the Islamic regime on nonconformist political parties, ethnic and independent newspapers, Hedayat left Iran in November 1981 and settled in Paris as a political exile. 
Nancy Hormachea (USA)
Nancy Hormachea is a jurist doctorate from University of Houston Law Center.  She has more than 30 years of experience advocating for international human rights and representing non-U.S. citizens with refugee and immigration matters in the United States (1982 to present). She is founding member and collective member of Omid Advocates for Human Rights – Berkeley, CA. She is a Board Member Coalition of Women from Asia and the Middle East.  Hormachea led delegation to Jenin, Palestine 2002 to investigate human rights violations committed by the IDF.  
Led or participated in delegations organized by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers to visit Palestinian refugees and political prisoners and documented the fact-finding trips with reports, videos and presentations before the UN, European Parliament and Arab League.
Nancy Participated in delegations to Iran to visit representatives of civil society organizations and the families of political prisoners in 1977 and 1978.
Richard A. Falk (USA)
Richard Falk is an American author and professor specializing in international law and justice. He is professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University. Falk's engagement with politics began at Ohio State University, where in the 1960s as a member of the faculty of law he was a witness to racism targeted at black students. Falk became influenced by a group of radical graduate students and young faculty members who were interested in the work of Karl Marx.
Professor Falk is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books and numerous essays, including The Six Legal Dimensions of the Vietnam War (1968), Revolutionaries and Functionaries (1988), On Humane Governance: toward a New Global Politics (1995), Crimes of War: Iraq (2006), and Achieving Human Rights (2008). 
In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Kader Asmal (South Africa)
Kader Asmal was a law professor at Trinity College for 27 years, specializing in human rights, labour, and international law. Kader Asmal Was a South African anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician. In 1990, Asmal returned to South Africa and shortly afterwards was elected to the African National Congress' National Executive Committee. In May 1994, he was elected to the National Assembly, and joined the Nelson Mandela´s cabinet as Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry. Kader has also served as minister of Education in Mbeki´s cabinet.  While in London he started the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and when he joined the Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland as a teacher he started the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement. He was a professor of human rights at the University of the Western Cape, chairman of the council of the University of the North and vice-president of the African Association of International Law. Kader Asmal was a laureate of the 2000 Stockholm Water Prize. He died 22 June 2011 after suffering a heart attack. 
Eric DAVID (Belgian)
Eric David is Professor of International Criminal Law, president of the centre for International Law of ULB since 2003. « Professor Emeritus » since October 1st, 2009. He has lectured at the Free University of Brussels (U.L.B.) for the following courses: Public International Law, International Institutional Law, International Criminal Law and Law of Armed Conflicts. Eric David is author of two prize winning books: “Mercenaries and International Volunteers in Public International Law” and “Principles of the Law of Armed Conflicts”. David is member of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission. He is Legal opinions for the UN, Belgian and foreign lawyers, NGOs. David is member of fact-finding missions and arbitration commissions. Eric David is legal adviser to Russell Tribunal inquiry into the legal ramifications of Israel's human rights and humanitarian law violations in Palestine. He is Visiting Professor in numerous foreign universities.
John Gordon Cooper QC (England)
John cooper is a British barrister specialising in human rights and criminal law. He is a member of the Bar of England and Wales, where he practices with 25 Bedford Row, and the Australian Bar. He has been chairman of the League against Cruel Sports since 1996, and he was appointed honorary professor of law at Cardiff University in 2011.