JURY

EDITION 2018

Isabel Coixet

Isabel Coixet (Spain)

Film director, screenwriter, producer. After studying history at the University of Barcelona, Isabel began a successful career as creative director for the ad agency JWT.Her directorial and screenwriting debut came in 1989 with the release of the drama Demasiado viejo para...
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Luciana Peker

Luciana Peker (Argentina)

Luciana is a journalist specializing in gender issues. She has written for the Las12 supplement to the Argentine newspaper Página 12 for twenty years. She has also written for periodicals including The New York Times, El País, La Marea, Yo Dona, Anfibia, Luna, Para Ti, Veintitrés,...
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Willy Mutunga

Willy Mutunga (Kenya)

He was Kenya’s Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court from 2011 to 2016. Recently he has served as Secretary General of the Commonwealth special envoy to the Maldives and a distinguished scholar-in-residence at Fordham Law’s Leitner Center for International Law...
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EDITION 2017

Elizabeth Odio Benito

Elizabeth Odio Benito (Costa Rica)

Elizabeth Odio Benito serves as a judge on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2016-2021). Ms. Benito previously served on the International Criminal Court (2003-2012) as well as the Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (1993-1998). Professor Emeritus of the...
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Javier Bauluz

Javier Bauluz (Spain)

Javier Bauluz is a Spanish photographer and journalist committed to the defense of human rights. He is a university professor and director of Periodismohumano (Human Journalism), a digital medium focused on human rights. In 1995 he received the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism,...
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Sonita Alizadeh

Sonita Alizadeh (Afghanistan)

Sonita Alizadeh is a young Afghan rapper working to end child marriage. With a poet’s soul and activist’s passion, she uses rap, conviction and courage to stand up for women’s and girls’ rights.
Sonita was born in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime where daily life was...
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EDITION 2016

Geena Rocero

Geena Rocero (Philippines)

Model and Activist Geena Rocero was born in Manila, Philippines.  At age 15 competing in beauty pageants and moved to San Francisco, California two years later.  At a New York restaurant on the lower east side at 21, she was discovered by a fashion photographer and for the...
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Nicolás Castellano Flores

Nicolás Castellano Flores (Spain)

He is a Spanish journalist with Cadena SER, specializing in issues related to immigration, cooperation, and development. He holds a degree in journalism from the School of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. He has worked for Cadena SER since 2000,...
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Tracy Robinson

Tracy Robinson (Jamaica)

She is a Jamaican and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies (Jamaica) and a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) serving a four year term that ends on December 31, 2015. She was elected as Chair of the Commission...
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EDITION 2015

Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey

Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey (Guatemala)

 Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey was the Attorney General of Guatemala and the first woman to be appointed as Head of the Public Ministry from December 2010 to May 2014 through the nominations process (?). It was her driving force which led to the first case of genocide and crimes...
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Manjula Pradeep

Manjula Pradeep (India)

Manjula Pradeep brings with her over three decades of experience in human rights activism. In 2004, Pradeep was elected as Executive Director of Navsarjan, a grassroots Dalit organization dedicated to eliminating discrimination based on untouchability practices and ensure...
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EDITION 2014

Héctor Abad Faciolince

Héctor Abad Faciolince (Colombia)

Writer, translator, and journalist Héctor Abad Faciolince was born in Medellín in 1958. He is the son of Cecilia Faciolince and Héctor Abad Gómez, a renowned doctor, university professor, and human rights advocate.In 1977, he studied philosophy at the Universidad Pontificia...
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Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy (United States)

Kerry Kennedy is the president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.Ms. Kennedy*@@*s life has been devoted to the vindication of equal justice, to the promotion and protection of basic rights, and to the preservation of the rule of law. She has worked...
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Yvonne Mokgoro

Yvonne Mokgoro (South Africa)

Justice Yvonne Mokgoro was appointed by Nelson Mandela as a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from its inception in 1994 until the end of her 15 year term in 2009.She was born in Galeshewe Township near Kimberley and matriculated at the local St Boniface...
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EDITION 2013

Charles Ngwena

Charles Ngwena (Zimbabwe)

Charles Ngwena, LLB, LLM, LLD, Barrister-at-Law (of the Inner Temple), is a Professor and a staff member of the Centre for Human Rights, based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has taught at law schools in the United Kingdom, Swaziland, South...
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Elizabeth Odio Benito

Elizabeth Odio Benito (Costa Rica)

Ms. Odio Benito has comprehensive practical and academic experience in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law. From 2003 to 2012, she was former judge and Vice-President, for a three year term, of the International Criminal Court.A Professor Emeritus...
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Jody Williams

Jody Williams (United States)

Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work as founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the only the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history...
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EDITION 2012

Albie Sachs

Albie Sachs (South Africa)

On turning six, during World War II, Albie Sachs received a card from his father expressing the wish that he would grow up to be a soldier in the fight for liberation.
His career in human rights activism started at the age of seventeen, when as a second year law student...
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Patricia Janiot

Patricia Janiot (Colombia)

Patricia Janiot is a senior anchor for CNN en Español and serves as the advisor to the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the network. Janiot joined CNN in 1992 and leads Panorama Mundial, a dynamic and comprehensive review of world events; and Nuestro Mundo,...
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Virada Somswasdi

Virada Somswasdi (Thailand)

Virada Somswasdi is an associate professor of law at Chiang Mai University.
She holds an LL.B. degree from Chulalongkorn University and LL.M. from Cornell University, USA.
She teaches at Chiang Mai University Faculty of law and Women´s Studies Center, Faculty of Social...
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EDITION 2011

Baltasar Garzón

Baltasar Garzón (Spain)

Baltasar Garzón was a Justice in Spain*@@*s High Court since 1988 and an Advisor to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He obtained a law degree from the University of Seville in 1979 and has been a judge since 1981. He has also worked as a Criminal Law professor...
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Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho (Mexico)

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro is a Mexican journalist and writer. Her work has had significant social impact and she has been awarded several times for her journalistic achievements and for her work on behalf of human rights and against gender violence.

In 2000 she founded the...
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Patricia Sellers

Patricia Sellers (United States)

Ms. Sellers was the Legal Advisor for Gender and a prosecutor at the Yugoslav (ICTY) Tribunal from 1994 until February 2007. She is a presently a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College the University of Oxford and an Independent Legal Expert. She has been a Special Legal Consultant...
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EDITION 2010

Juan Méndez

Juan Méndez (Argentina)

The Secretary-General appointed Juan Méndez of Argentina as his Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on 1 August 2004, on a part-time basis at the level of Assistant Secretary-General. He held the position until August 2007. On 6 October 2010, Juan Méndez was appointed...
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Kudakwase Chitsike

Kudakwase Chitsike (Zimbabwe)

Kuda was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. Kuda holds a Law Degree from the University of Lesotho and a Masters in Public International Law from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She is Senior Programme Officer at HIVOS in Zimbabwe. She pioneered in collaboration with...
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Rosa Montero

Rosa Montero (Spain)

Rosa Montero was born in Madrid and studied Journalism and psychology. She collaborated with independence theater groups such as Canon and "Tábano" while she began to publish in informatives in various media forms.

Since 1976 she has worked exclusively for El Pais, where...
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EDITION 2009

Juan Méndez

Juan Méndez (Argentina)

The Secretary-General appointed Juan Méndez of Argentina as his Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on 1 August 2004, on a part-time basis at the level of Assistant Secretary-General. He held the position until August 2007. On 6 October 2010, Juan Méndez was appointed...
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Kavita N. Ramdas

Kavita N. Ramdas (India)

Kavita N. Ramdas served as president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women from 1996 to September 2010. She is now visiting scholar and fellow to Stanford University´s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for Philanthropy and Civil...
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Rosa Montero

Rosa Montero (Spain)

Rosa Montero was born in Madrid and studied Journalism and psychology. She collaborated with independence theater groups such as Canon and "Tábano" while she began to publish in informatives in various media forms.
Since 1976 she has worked exclusively for El Pais, where...
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