We are human rights defenders who work together to further global justice.
We all work on international cases and matters of global justice in international forums such as the United Nations and the African Union or African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. You can contact us at office@INTLawyers.org or via our Contact page.
Below are some of the people involved.
Dr Curtis F J Doebbler
Curtis Doebbler is an international human rights lawyer, writer, and human rights defender who holds law degrees from New York Law School, Radbound Universiteit, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His opinions are published in eight books, more than two hundred academic and newspaper articles, and online. He represents the NGO Nord-Sud XXI at the UN in New York and Geneva, the NGO INTLawyers in Geneva, and practices international law before international human rights tribunals. He teaches at universities in the Middle East, Africa and Europe when he is not traveling.
Margreet Wewerinke is a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and currently a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines legal consequences of climate change from a human rights perspective. She has extensive advocacy and advisory experience in multilateral affairs, with a focus on human rights, sustainable development and international climate negotiations.
Naji Haraj is a former Iraqi diplomat who quit his post after the 2003 US invasion of his country. Since then, Naji has been fighting against the occupation and its ensuing consequences through peaceful means. In this regard, he has worked with numerous NGOs to raise awareness about the grave and mass human rights violations in Iraq. He has continuously written, prepared and submitted reports, statements and appeals to the UN human rights mechanisms on the situation in Iraq and actively attends their meetings and sessions. Naji also participates in conferences in various countries where he tries to inform and expose to the wider public what has been done to the Iraqi people. He active also on other issues such as Palestine, and combating racism. He is member of the Executive Committee of the BRussells Tribunal, the Geneva International Centre for Justice, and coordinator of the Arab Human Rights Network at the UN.
Dr Ian Douglas
Ian Douglas is a writer and teacher specialised in the history and theory of the State. He is a member of the Executive Committee of The BRussells Tribunal, and initiator-coordinator of the International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq, which in 2009 filed a legal case under laws of universal jurisdiction in Spain against four US presidents and four UK prime ministers on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq. Dr Douglas is resident in Cairo, Egypt, since 2001 and has taught at universities in the US, UK, Egypt and Palestine. He is a founding member of the Centre for Global Geostrategic Analysis.
Rabih Kays is a lawyer, consultant and university professor, and program director at the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace. Mr Kays has worked with several local and regional institutions and has organized and participated in conferences and workshops at local, regional and international levels. An author and contributor to Lebanese, Arab and international media, Mr Kays is conducting doctoral research at the University of Paris XIII–Sorbonne. He is a member of many civil society and human rights organizations.
Shetal Shah is an environmentalist, filmmaker and educational technology and media specialist. She holds a Masters of Education from Columbia University, USA and a Masters in International Affairs along with a Certificate in Sustainable Strategies from The New School, USA. Her past experience includes advocacy on climate change policy within the UN system and co-coordination of the Structural Causes working group for the conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Her current research examines the socio-economic impact of climate change within the food, forestry and agriculture sectors.
Josephine E. Adjekughele is an environmentalist, a consultant and an independent researcher. She holds environmental policy degrees from Tampere University, Finland and a diploma in accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Nigeria. Her scientific works and opinions on climate change, child and maternal health experiences of African mothers, and on sexual health information are published in three books and cited in a number of journals and monographs. She advocates for environmental and health justice. She teaches in international environmental legislation and administration. She is a representative of the NGO Nord-Sud XXI to African Institutions and Civil Society since May 2010 at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in the Gambia.
INTLawyers has an Advisory Board of eminent personalities that provides advice, guidance and oversight for our activities. The members of the Advisory Board volunteer their time.
H.E. Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici
Former Prime Minister of Malta
Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici was prime minister of Malta from 1984 to 1987. He is a member of the Labour Party. He studied law at the University of Malta. Bonnici has been a strong defender of human rights. He pressured the European Union to withdraw from military alliances and sought to commit the EU to disarmament. When the EU refused to promote disarmament, he led as movement to withdraw Malta from the EU to be able to preserve its neutrality. He is still one of the most respected Labour Party members and a frequent commentator on politics in Malta.
H.E. Ramsey Clark
Former Attorney General of the United States of America
Ramsey Clark was the 66th attorney-general of the United States and a staunch defender of human rights for the most vulnerable. As a government attorney he helped shape civil rights legislation and was instrumental in forming the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States. He has won the Mahatma Gandhi Prize and the UN Human Rights Prize for his extraordinary commitment to humanitarian work.
H.E. Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua and former President of the 63rd UN General Assembly
Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann is a Catholic priest who served Nicaragua as foreign minister for 15 years and who served the United Nations in its most senior position as president of the 63rd General Assembly. Based on his unique experience, Father Miguel d’Escoto has proposed a plan to re-create the United Nations to make it more democratic and more able to contribute to international peace and development.