Ann Florini is currently Professor of Public Policy, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (SMU). As of July 2018, she will be Visiting Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy. Professor Florini has spearheaded numerous international projects focused on innovative approaches to global problem-solving and governance, including the Study Group on Global Energy Governance at the National University of Singapore (2009-2011), the Global Governance Initiative on behalf of the World Economic Forum (2000-2005) and the International Task Force on Transparency, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University (2000-2005). Before joining SMU, she was the founding director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore (2006-2011) and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (2002-2012).
Published: Mar 6, 2018 2:40:08 PM
Carla Ferstman is Director of REDRESS, a London-based human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. She was called to the Bar in British Columbia, Canada in 1994 and practiced there as a criminal law barrister. Also prior to joining REDRESS, she worked with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in post-genocide Rwanda, with Amnesty International's International Secretariat as a legal researcher on trials in Central Africa and as Executive Legal Advisor to Bosnia and Herzegovina's Commission for Real Property Claims of Displaced Persons and Refugees (CRPC). She obtained an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and an LL.M. from New York University and completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford. She has published and is a regular commentator on victims' rights, the International Criminal Court and the prohibition against torture.
Published: Dec 5, 2017 5:01:35 PM
John Wadham is Chair of the UK National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). He was formally Chief Legal Officer for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and, most recently, the Director of the Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS). Between 1995 and 2003 he was the Director of Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties). He also worked for several law centres in South London and in private practice. John Wadham is a solicitor with wide experience in the public and non-government sector. He also has considerable international expertise. Throughout his career, he has worked to protect the rights of detainees.
Published: Nov 22, 2017 1:28:22 PM