Tribunal Members

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Johann Kriegler (South Africa)
Retired judge of South Africa’s highest court and Constitutional Court of South Africa on its foundation in 1994. In that year he chaired the first commission of enquiry (into prison violence) appointed by President Nelson Mandela.
He headed the South African Independent Electoral Commission through his country’s liberation elections in 1994 and was instrumental in establishing its first permanent elections agency, which he chaired for a number of years. Subsequently he has engaged in electoral missions under the auspices of the United Nations, the African Union and other international agencies, inter alia in Timor-Leste, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Justice Kriegler is author of a standard textbook on criminal procedure and has lectured in recent years on judicial and electoral matters on five continents.  
Makau W. Mutua (Kenya)
Professor and Faculty Scholar at Buffalo Law School, teaching  international human rights, and international law. Delegate to the National Constitutional Conference, the forum that produced a contested draft constitution for Kenya. Chairman of the Task Force on the Establishment of a Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission. The Task Force recommended a truth commission for Kenya.
Author of several books including “Kenya’s Quest for Democracy: Taming Leviathan” (2008), and  dozens of articles for popular publications such as the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education, East African Standard.
In 2002-03, while on sabbatical in Kenya, Professor Mutua was appointed by the Government of Kenya as Chairman of the Task Force on the Establishment of a Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission. The Task Force recommended a truth commission for Kenya.

Margaret Ratner Kunstler (US)
Kunstler is a civil rights attorney
Consultant of the Occupy Wall Street protesters and co-author of Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in Twenty-First Century America, is the leading handbook for activists today.  
Kunstler is the founder of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice, established to work to combat racism in the criminal justice system.
She has led fact-finding delegations to Palestine and refugee camps in Lebanon. She is on the board of MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization. Kunstler is an honorary board member of the Rebuilding Homes Campaign, dedicated to rebuilding Palestinian homes destroyed by Israeli bulldozers. She has been called a “Liberation Lawyer” by Judge Kriegler.
Professor Michael Mansfield (UK)
Professor Michael Mansfield QC  is the President of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, founder of Interights, President of Amicus, President of the National Civil Rights Movement, Patron of several other organisations including Viva!, Cambodian Children‟s Fund, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.
Michael is a member of the jury panel on the Russell Tribunal inquiry into the legal ramifications of Israel's human rights and humanitarian law violations in Palestine.
In the Spring of 2009 Michael was part of an independent lawyers mission to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) investigating the operation of the military court system, a legacy of the British Mandate 
Michael is the author of several books and articles. Michael's latest book is Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer, published by Bloomsbury, 2009.
Professor John Dugard (South Africa)
Prof. dr.John Dugard was appointed  to the chair in Public International Law in 1998. 
Judge ad hoc on the International Court of Justice and as a Special Rapporteur for both the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the International Law Commission. 
Since 2001 he has served as Special Rapporteur to the UN Commission on Human Rights on violation of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
His present principal interest is international criminal law.
Member of the jury panel on the Russell Tribunal inquiry into the legal ramifications of Israel's human rights and humanitarian law violations in Palestine. Patricia Viseur Sellers(US)
Professor and legal consultant in international human rights law, international criminal law, humanitarian law and human rights law. 
Legal Advisor for Gender Related Crimes and Senior Acting Trial Attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. 
Authored numerous articles on international criminal law,