Professor Julio Faundez is Professor of international economic law at Warwick University specialising in law and development. He has written extensively on law and democracy, legal and judicial reform and has evaluated legal reform projects for the World Bank, DfID and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has advised several national and international agencies on governance and justice reform. He is co-editor-in-chief of Hague Journal on the Rule of Law and editor of the book series Law, Development and Globalization (Routledge). Recent publications include: Law and Development: Critical Concepts (ed.), Routledge, 2012 and International Economic Law, Globalization and Developing Countries (co-editor), Edward Elgar, 2010.
Philosopher and sociologist, Dr Asunción Lera St Clair is Research Director at the International Centre for Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo (CICERO). St Clair is Lead Author of the IPCC AR5 for the Working Group II Report, and member of the Joint Programming Initiative Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe. She is Member of the Swedish Research Council Climate program; President of the International Development Ethics Association; and sits on a range of editorial boards. Dr St Clair has published widely on climate change, critical poverty studies, development ethics, human rights and global justice, with a particular focus on epistemology and processes of knowledge production. Dr St Clair is a member of the Sounding Board of the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy.
Craig Mokhiber is Chief of Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva. A lawyer and specialist in international human rights law, policy and methodology, he has served the UN human rights programme since January of 1992 in Geneva, New York, as well as in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan. His fieldwork includes dozens of human rights missions in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe and he currently serves as Co-Chair of the UN Working Group on the Resident Coordinator System. Mokhiber has served on the Secretariat of the World Conference on Human Rights (1993) among many others over 20 years, recently representing the OHCHR in the Rio+20 negotiations in 2012. Craig Mokhiber has lectured and published on a range of human rights themes.
Dr Margot Salomon (Moderator) is Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy and is Associate Professor in the Law Department, LSE. She has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Advisor to the UN High-level Task Force on the Right to Development. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Association of Human Rights Institutes. Dr Salomon has published widely on international law, human rights, development and economic justice.
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