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Peoples' Tribunal Judges

The following are the confirmed judges who will be present at the Second Peoples' Tribunal on Burma's Crimes Against Humanity:


Helen Jarvis (Cambodia-Australia)


Dr. Helen Jarvis served as Chief of the Public Affairs Section from the inception of the Court until 1 June 2009, from which time she serves as head of the Victims Support Section until her retirement on 30 June 2010.


Denis Halliday (Ireland)


Denis J. Halliday (born c.1941) 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 is Irish and 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".


Daniel Feierstein (Argentina)


Daniel Feierstein holds a Ph.D, in Social Sciences by the University of Buenos Aires. He is the Director of the Centre of Genocide Studies at the National University of Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Feierstein´s books and articles have been critical in the qualification of the crimes committed in Argentina as genocide, established by 9 different tribunals from 2006 on. Feierstein is the current President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Among his most recent books, it is worth to mention “Genocide as a Social Practice. Reorganizing Society under the Nazis and Argentina´s Military Juntas (Rutgers University Press, 2014)” and “Memorias y Representaciones. Sobre la elaboracion del genocidio I” (FCE, 2012).


Nello Rossi (Italy)



Shadi Sadr  (Iran)


Shadi Sadr (Persian: شادی صدر‎‎; born 1974) is an Iranian lawyer, Human Rights activist, essayist, journalist, and a women's and LGBT rights advocate. Shadi Sadr is a Founder and Executive Director of Justice for Iran (JFI). She has published and lectured worldwide. She has also served as a judge in the 1965 International Tribunal.


Nursyahbani Katjasungkana (Indonesia)


Nursyahbani Katjasungkana (born 1956) is a feminist lawyer and advocate of women’s human rights. In 1995, she founded the Women’s Association for Justice (APIK) and established the Women’s Legal Aid institution in Jakarta, the members of which were initially recruited from among former clients and survivors and trained as paralegals. During the 1998 reformation, along with several other women activists, Nursyahbani founded the Indonesian Women’s Coalition for Justice and Democracy, the first mass-based women’s organization in the country since 1965, and was elected its first Secretary General.

Zulaiha Ismal  (Malaysia)


Gill Boheringer (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, 20010 and 2013.