2004 - 2008

Prof. Dr. Theo van Boven, Netherlands

Professor emeritus of international Law at the University
of Maastricht; former UN-Special Rapporteur on the Question of Torture; former Director of the UN-Division for Human Rights; former Acting Registrar of the “International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”

Shirin Ebadi, Iran

Lawyer; Former Teacher at the University of Tehran; Laureate of the Nobel Iran Peace Prize 2003; Founder and legal advisor of the Society for Protecting the Rights of Children in Iran

Prof. Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi, India

Professor of History and Political Science; former leader of the Indian Delegation at the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva

Prof. Dr. Maurice Glèlè-Ahanhanzo, Benin

Professor of Law; Member of the UN Human Rights Committee; Member of the Constitutional Court of Benin; President of the Institute for Human Rights and Promotion of Democracy in Benin; he contributed as an expert to the draft of the “African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights”

Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog, Germany

Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany; former Chairman of the Working Committee for a European Charter of Fundamental Rights; former President of the Federal German Constitutional Court

Maître Daniel Jacoby, France

Lawyer; Secretary-General the Foundation »France Libertés«; Honorary President of the »Fédération Internationale des Ligues des France Droits de l'Homme«

Dr. Asma Jahangir, Pakistan

Lawyer; UN-Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief; former UN-Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrany Executions; Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Dani Karavan, Israel

Internationally highly reputed artist who created the "Way of Human Rights” in Nuremberg in 1993

Dr. h.c. Koїchiro Matsuura, Japan

Former Director-General of UNESCO; former Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; former Ambassador

Dr. Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentina

Civil rights activist and sculptor; Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 1980; Initiator of the “Coalition against Impunity"; founder member of the ecumenical Organisation “Service for Justice and Peace”

Dr. Ulrich Maly, Germany

Lord Mayor of the City of Nuremberg

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