Advisers

Our international advisory panel provides guidance and support to the organization on content-related issues.

Eduardo Gonzalez
Eduardo González is a Peruvian sociologist and human rights expert. As former Director of the Truth and Memory Program at the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), he provided technical and strategic support to truth-seeking initiatives in various places including East Timor, Morocco, Liberia, Canada, and the Western Balkans. Before joining the ICTJ, he worked at the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission as the Director of public hearings and victim protection; and he campaigned for the entry into force of the International Criminal Court. He teaches at the New School University in New York and has published extensively on human rights and truth commissions. His website is GonzalezC.com
Jocelyn Getsen
Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum is the Telford Taylor Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. There, she co-directs the Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and works on policy, litigation and advocacy projects at the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights. Previously, Jocelyn worked as Program Director of Virtue Foundation, a non-profit implementing rights-based sustainable development projects in health, education, justice, and women’s empowerment globally. Prior to her work at Virtue, she was the founding Women and Justice Fellow for the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School.
Dr. Pascale Martin Bidou
Dr. Pascale Martin Bidou is the Director of Studies at the Institut des Hautes Études Internationales, and Director of Studies at Institut d’Études Judiciaires « Pierre Raynaud » of University Panthéon-Assas in Paris. She lectures public international law at University Panthéon-Assas. She is also a member of the French Association of Security and Defense Law. Pascale has published extensively on international environmental law; international peace and security; international law and terrorism; and sovereignty in international law.
Almudena Bernabeu
Almudena Bernabeu is an international attorney, writer and Director of Transitional Justice at the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA). She was the winner of the 2015 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award. She practices law in Spain and in the US and is credited with success in more than a dozen high-profile human rights cases, including the Guatemala Genocide case. Almudena has advised and actively participated in transitional justice processes in a number of countries in Latin America. She has taught and lectured transitional justice around the world and published extensively in academic and popular press on the subject.
Paul vanZyl
Paul van Zyl served as the Executive Secretary of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 1995 to 1998. In 2001, Paul co-founded the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He has served as an adviser and consultant to many NGOs and governments on transitional justice issues in countries including: Colombia, Indonesia, East Timor, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was also the Director of New York University School of Law’s Transitional Justice Program and a professor of law in both New York and Singapore. Paul is presently the CEO of Maiyet, a luxury fashion brand that he co-founded.