Panel of the Judges – PPT Session on Myanmar’s State Crimes, Kuala Lumpur 18-22 September 2017
PERMANENT PEOPLES’ TRIBUNAL
Session on Myanmar’s State Crimes against Rohingya, Kachin and other groups
University of Malaya School of Law
18-22 September 2017
Panel of the Judges
Daniel Feierstein (Argentina)
A researcher at CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical Research), based at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (Third of February National University), Argentina, where he founded and runs the Centre for Genocide Studies. He holds a chair in the Faculty of Social Sciences of Buenos Aires University, teaching ‘analysis of genocidal social practices’. He is the former President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS, 2013-2015).
Denis Halliday (Ireland)
He was the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq from 1 September 1997 until 1998. He was previously Deputy Resident Representative to Singapore of the United Nations Development Programme. He holds an M.A. in Economics, Geography and Public Administration from Trinity College, Dublin. After a 34-year career at the United Nations, where he had reached Assistant Secretary-General level, Halliday resigned in 1998 over the Iraq sanctions, characterizing them as “genocide”. Laureate of the Gandhi International Peace Award.
Zulaiha Ismal (Malaysia)
A retired Professor in graduate business programs, Dr. Zulaiha Ismail is currently a Trustee of the Perdana Global Peace Foundation, an NGO committed to energising peace and criminalising wars. As past Executive Director, she organised international conferences, and participated in humanitarian aid projects as well as engaging with fellow activists around the world. She also serves in the KL Foundation to Criminalise War, and sits on its Commission in
investigating war crimes. This has resulted in three International Tribunals being held, one of which was Israeli war crimes. She continues to work in a personal capacity with NGO’s in Lebanon, specifically on the plight of Palestinian refugee camps, with a focus on their right of return.
Helen Jarvis (Cambodia-Australia)
She holds a PhD from the University of Sydney in Indonesian studies. Since the mid-1990s, she has worked on issues relating to crimes against humanity and genocide, mainly focusing on Cambodia, including as Chief of Public Affairs and then Chief of the Victims’ Support Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Helen is a Vice-President of the Permanent People’s Tribunal and a member of the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO’s Memory of the World program and of the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Gill H. Boehringer (Australia)
Former Head of Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia, he has also taught and researched in universities of the USA, Northern Ireland, England, Tanzania. He has taught many subjects in law as well as sociology of education, sociology of deviance, anthropology, criminology. Has served as a panel member on the Permanent People’s Tribunal in Cambodia inquiring into the garment industry, in Mexico inquiring into globalization and the social crisis, and Indonesia on the garment industry. Current research includes corporate crime and regulatory capture in the Philippines; alternative justice systems (Kurdistan; Brazil); people’s lawyers and people’s struggles (Turkey and the Philippines); local people’s tribunals and social movements. He has also served as an International Election Observer in the Philippines in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Nursyahbani Katjasungkana (Indonesia)
She is graduated from Law Faculty of Airlangga University with specialization in Criminal law (1978) and having a post graduate diploma on Comparative Sexual Orientation Law from Leiden University (2012) and on Bridging the Research-Policy Divide from National Centre of Epidemiology of Australian National University. She is a Human
Rights lawyer and for more than 35 years she has been working at several NGO’s working on human and women’s rights as well as environmental issues. She used to be Director of Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (1987-1993) and President of Indonesian Environmental Forum (WALHI). She is the co-founder of APIK, Asosiasi Perempuan Indonesia untuk Keadilan (Indonesian Women Association for Justice). She was a member of People Consultative Assembly (1999-2004) and she has been elected as Member of Parliament (2004-2009) and Vice Chair of National Awakening Party (2004-2014). She was a Commissioner of the National Commission on Violence Against Women (1998-2003). She had experiences as country prosecutor of The Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery (Tokyo,2000) and General Coordinator of International People Tribunal on Crimes against Humanity and Genocide 1965-1966 in Indonesia. Currently she is the National Coordinator of Indonesian Association of Legal Aid Societies for Women.
Shadi Sadr (Iran)
She is an Iranian human rights lawyer who studied Master of International Law at the University of Tehran. Shadi Sadr is the founder and director of Raahi, a legal centre for women. Raahi was closed down by the Iranian authorities in 2007 in a wave of repression against civil society. Ms. Sadr has touched the lives of hundreds of
individuals through her work and her support for campaigns such as the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign. She has received several award such as Human Rights Tulip and Alexander Prize of Law School of Santa Clara University. In 2010 Shadi Sadr established a new organisation Justice for Iran (JFI) which aims to address and eradicate the practice of impunity that empowers officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran to perpetrate widespread human right violations against their citizens, and to hold them accountable for their actions. As the Executive Director of Justice for Iran (JFI), she has overseen the creation and implementation of several research projects on gross violations of the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTs, women, and those who are persecuted because of their political beliefs. Shadi Sadr served as a member of the panel of judges for the International People’s
Tribunal (IPT) 1965.
Nello Rossi (Italy)
He is currently Solicitor General at Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy. Since 2007 until 2015 ha was the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Deputy in Rome, coordinator of the departments specialised in economic crimes and computer crimes. From 2002 to 2007 he was Justice at the Court of Cassation, in the criminal division of the Court. Until 2016 he was also the Ministry of Justice delegate to the Financial Action Task Force on money laundering ( FATF) set up by the OECD. For nearly 15 years, to 2012, he co-edited the legal journal “Questione Giustizia” under the auspices of Magistratura Democratic. He is the author of many articles and books on criminal law, criminal procedure and the judicial system.