2016 - 2020

Iris Berben

Actress, former President of the German Film Academy, ambassador for the “Room of Names” in the Holocaust Memorial, holder of the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Anne Brasseur

Politician, former member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, former ambassador for the No Hate Speech Movement of the Council of Europe, former member of the parliament of Luxemburg

Dr. Shirin Ebadi

Lawyer, former judge, former lecturer at the University of Tehran, 2003 Peace Nobel Prize laureate, holder of an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 2011

Prof. Dr. Hilal Elver

Lawyer, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, visiting professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara and co-director of the Project on Climate Change, Human Security and Democracy at the Orfalea Center

Prof. Dr. h.c. Gareth Evans

Chancellor of the Australian National University, president emeritus of the International Crisis Group, former Foreign Minister of Australia, former member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Committee on Genocide Prevention, co-chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Hina Jilani

Lawyer, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakista

Prof. Dr. Maurice Glèlè-Ahanhanzo

Professor of law, president of the Institute for Human Rights and Promotion of Democracy, former member of the UN Human Rights Committee, former member of the Constitutional Court of Benin, former UN-Special Rapporteur on Racism

Kagwiria Mbogori

Lawyer, expert on international human rights protection systems, chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)

Dani Karavan

Internationally renowned artist, creator of the “Way of Human Rights” in Nuremberg, since 2018 honorary citizen of the City of Nuremberg

Dr. h.c. Sonia Picado

Lawyer; President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights; President of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Torture; Former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the USA

Marcus König

Lord Mayor of the City of Nuremberg

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