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Council members

The International Council was the governing body of the ICHRP and had up to 30 members. Council members were distinguished individuals from diverse fields and were appointed by the Executive Board, on the recommendation of a Nominations Committee composed of one Board member and two Council members. Council members met annually to debate emerging issues that the ICHRP should work on and advised the Board and Secretariat on possible themes for research. Each member served for up to six years in a private capacity.


Fouad Abdelmoumni (Morocco)

Monica Aleman (Nicaragua)

Magda Ali (Sudan) °

Ghanim Alnajjar (Kuwait)

Philip Alston (Australia)°

Abdullahi An-Na’im (Sudan)°

Lydia Alpízar Durán (Costa Rica)

Fateh Azzam (Palestine) °

Hossam Bahgat (Egypt)

Radhika Balakrishnan (India)

Carlos Basombrio (Peru)°

Maggie Beirne (United Kingdom) °

Akila Belembaogo (Burkina Faso) °

Ligia Bolivar (Venezuela)°

Tapan Kumar Bose (India) °

Theo van Boven (The Netherlands)°

Cynthia Brown (United States)

Charlotte Bunch (United States)°

William Burklé (Switzerland)°

Santiago A Canton (Argentina)

Kamala Chandrakirana (Indonesia)

Stanley Cohen (United Kingdom)°

Radhika Coomeraswamy (Sri Lanka)

David Fernández Dávalos sj (Mexico)

Pablo De Greiff (Colombia)

Maria Marta Delgado (Uruguay)

Lyse Doucet (Canada)

Tiébilé Dramé (Mali) °

Bahey El Din Hassan (Egypt)

Eyad Rajab El-Sarraj (Palestine)

Dharam Ghai (Kenya)

Yash Ghai (Kenya)°

Stefanie Grant (United Kingdom)°

Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden)°

Dina Haynes (United States)

Maya Hertig Randall (Switzerland) °

Sara Hossain (Bangladesh)
Ayesha Imam (Nigeria)°

Asma Jahangir (Pakistan)°

Imrana Jalal (Fiji)°

Hina Jilani (Pakistan)°

Walter Kälin (Switzerland)°

Konstantin Korkelia (Georgia) °

Virginia Leary (United States)°

Ian Martin (United Kingdom) °

Douglas Mendes (Trinidad & Tobago)

Juan Méndez (Argentina)

Tessa Morris-Suzuki (Australia)

Goenawan Mohamad (Indonesia)

Jessica Montell (Israel) °

Bacre Waly Ndiaye (Senegal)°

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu (Nigeria) °

Devendra Raj Panday (Nepal)

Taswell Papier (South Africa) °

Jelena Pejic (Serbia)

Sorpong Peou (Canada-Cambodia)

Dimitrina Petrova (Bulgaria)°

Margo Picken (United Kingdom)

Nyameko Barney Pityana (South Africa)

Emma Playfair (United Kingdom) °

Usha Ramanathan (India)

Abbas Rashid (Pakistan)

Daniel Ravindran (India)

Mary Robinson (Ireland)

Anthony Romero (United States) °

Thun Saray (Cambodia)

Chaiwat Satha-Anand (Thailand)°

Joseph Schechla (United States)

Sylvia Tamale (Uganda)

Wilder Tayler (Uruguay)°

Dorothy Thomas (United States)°

Tamar Tomashvili (Georgia)

Antonio Cancade Trindade (Brazil)

Renate Weber (Romania)

° Also former Board member