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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

ENSAAF Welcomes its New Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is comprised of a broad range of experienced human rights advocates who will guide ENSAAF in implementing its mission:

Brad Adams is the Executive Director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW is the largest human rights organization based in the US and protects the human rights of people around the world.

Rajvinder Singh Bains is a Punjab & Haryana High Court attorney with over two decades of human rights litigation experience. He is the lead attorney of the Khalra trial team.

Sandra Coliver is a Senior Legal Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative an operational arm of the Open Society Institute founded by financier George Soros that promotes the rule of law and human rights worldwide.

Matt Eisenbrandt is the Litigation Director at the Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA). CJA works to hold human rights abusers accountable through lawsuits brought under universal jurisdiction laws.

Carla Ferstman is the Director of Redress. Redress helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparations.

Ram Narayan Kumar is the Director of the South Asian Orientation Course in Human Rights and Peace Studies, a program of the South Asian Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR). SAFHR promotes human rights, peace, and democracy in the region.

Smita Narula is the Faculty Co-Director at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), based at NYU School of Law. The CHRGJ focuses on issues related to global justice and emphasizes research productivity in all aspects of its work.

Vasuki Nesiah is a Senior Associate at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). ICTJ assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocities or human rights abuse.

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