Advisory Board of ECCHR
Alejandra Ancheita is Board member and Staff attorney of the Project on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ProDESC), a human rights organization based in Mexico City. She has worked for over a decade as a human rights advocate in Mexico, and was 2005 a participant in the Human Rights Advocates Training Program at Columbia University. Upon her return, she founded ProDESC, where she was the Executive Director until December 2008. In her years at ProDESC, and as a litigation specialist at the Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center (Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juarez, Centro Pro) and the Center for Labor Support and Reflection (Centro de Reflexión y Apoyo Laboral, CEREAL), Alejandra worked on strategic litigation and defense of human rights advocates and local communities. Alejandra returned to ProDESC in the fall of 2010, where she currently heads the Transnational Justice Area of the organization, in addition to consulting for other organizations in Mexico. In October 2014 she was awarded the Martin Ennals Award.
Theo van Boven
Theo van Boven is Honorary Professor of International Law at the International & European Law Department at the Maastricht University. From December 2001 to December 2004 UN Special Rapporteur against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Earlier he served as Director of Human Rights of the United Nations and was a member of the United Nations Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and of the Committee on the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination. He was also the first Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He was the Head of the Netherlands delegation to the United Nations Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (Rome, 1998). He was President of the Netherlands Association of International Law; Member of the International Commission of Jurists; and a member of the Board of the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism. His honours include: Recipient of the Louise Weiss Prize (Strasbourg, 1982), the Right Livelihood Honorary Award (Stockholm, 1985), and the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize (The Hague, 2004). He has written extensively on international human rights and humanitarian law.
Reed Brody is Counsel and Spokesperson for Human Rights Watch in Brussels. He is author of three HRW reports on the U.S. mistreatment of prisoners in the “war on terror.” His work on the prosecutions of Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, is featured in the new documentary film “The Dictator Hunter.” Before HRW, he led United Nations teams investigating massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo and monitoring human rights in El Salvador. He helped to prosecute human rights crimes in Haiti. In his 1984 published book he uncovered the crimes by the U.S.-backed “contras” against Nicaraguan civilians. For more information see: www.reedbrody.org
Selmin Çalışkan is Director of Amnesty International in Germany since 2013. Her professional experience ranges from counselling and assisting migrants and refugees to working with women’s rights organisations in Afghanistan, DRC and Liberia. From 2003 until 2010, Selmin Caliskan established and ran the Human Rights and Policy Advocacy working area at Medica Mondiale. Afterwards, she worked for the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Kabul. Before she came into office at Amnesty International, Selmin Caliskan did lobby work for the organization European Women’s Lobby in Brussels.
Florian Jeßberger is Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg where he holds the Chair in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law and Contemporary Legal History. Previously he was the Lichtenberg-Professor of International and Comparative Criminal Law at Humboldt-University in Berlin. He has been a visiting scholar and lecturer inter alia at the University of California in Berkeley (USA), the University of Naples (Italy), the University of Western Cape in Cape Town (South Africa) and the China University of Political Sciences and Law in Beijing (China). He is a co-editor of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and the Oxford Companion to International Criminal Law & Justice and has published many articles on various aspects of international and comparative criminal law.
Annemie Schaus is Professor for International and Public Law at the Centre for Public Law (Centre de droit public) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Schaus' PHD dealt with the topic "L'Exécution des obligations internationales dans l'Etat fédéral". She published numerous books on public, european and international law.
Tobias Singelnstein is Junior Professor for Criminal Law and Procedural Law at the Freie Universität Berlin. His work focuses on Criminal Law and Procedural Law (inter alia malpractice, criminal investigations and rules of evidence, data processing in criminal proceedings) as well as Criminology (including change of social control, police and justice, financial crimes). He published several books and many articles on these topics. He is a co-editor of the Journal „Neue Kriminalpolitik“.