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General information and contact:
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The Executive  Committee of the BRussells Tribunal:

  • Prof. Dr. Lieven De Cauter (philosopher, K.U. Leuven / Rits / Berlage Institute Rotterdam, initiator of the BRussells Tribunal)

  • Prof. Patrick Deboosere (demographer, VUB)

  • Dirk Adriaensens (coordinator SOS Iraq)

  • Ward Treunen

  • Prof. Dr. Jean Bricmont (scientist, specialist in theoretical physics, U.C. Louvain-La-Neuve)

  • Abdul Ilah Al-Bayaty (Writer - Iraq / France)

  • Prof. Em. François Houtart (Participant in the Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal on US Crimes in Vietnam in 1967, Director of the Tricontinental Center (Cetri), spiritual father and member of the International Committee of the World Social Forum of Porto Alegre, Executive Secretary of the Alternative World Forum, President of the International League for Rights and Liberation of People, Honorary President of the BRussells Tribunal and senior advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, recipient of the 2009 UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence   - Belgium)

  • Hana Al Bayaty (filmmaker / journalist / coordinator of the Iraqi International Initiative on refugees - Iraq / Egypt / France)

  • Dr. Ian Douglas  (Visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine and coordinator of the International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq - Egypt / UK)

  • Stephan Galon (ABVV-FGTB Trade-Union, Head of International Department, Attaché of the President and the Secretary General- Belgium)

  • Hugo Wanner (VZW Netwerk Vlaanderen)

  • Prof. Pierre Klein (Professor International Law, U.L. Bruxelles)

 

Honorary members of the BRussells Tribunal: 

 

  • Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (former Prime Minister of Malaysia, chairman of the Perdana Global Peace Organisation - PGPO)

  • Rev. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, M.M., (former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Catholic priest, Senior Adviser on Foreign Affairs, with the rank of Minister, to President Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly - Nicaragua)

  • Dr. Rafil Dhafir (oncologist, imprisoned in the USA, sentenced to 22 years as a result of sending food and medical supplies to Iraq during the Sanctions)

  • Noam Chomsky (linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer, professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – USA)

  • Richard A. Falk (Prof. Em. of International law Princeton Univ., writer, speaker, activist on world affairs, appointee to 2 United Nations positions on the Palestinian territories)

  • José Saramago (Author, Nobel Prize in Literature 1998 - Portugal) + Lanzarote 18 June 2010

  • Harold Pinter (Author, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 - UK)  + 24 December 2008

  • Eduardo Galeano (Essayist, journalist, historian, and activist - Uruguay)

  • Cindy Sheehan (American anti-war activist)

 

The Advisory Committee of the BRussells Tribunal:

 

  • Muhamad Tareq Al-Deraji (Director of Monitoring net of human rights in Iraq - Executive Director of Studies Center of human rights and Democracy in Fallujah)

  • Naji Haraj (former Iraqi diplomat, human rights activist – Iraq)

  • Wadood Fawzi (Iraqi Human Rights center - Iraq)

  • Abdul Wahab Al Obeidi (Freedom Voice Society for Human Rights - Baghdad / Iraq)

  • Dr. Salam T. Ismael (General secretary of Doctors For Iraq Society - Iraq)

  • Dr. Saad Jawad (professor of political science at Baghdad University,  former head of Iraq's University Professors Association - Iraq)

  • Dr. Souad Naji Al-Azzawi (Asst. Prof. Env. Eng. - University of Baghdad - Iraq)

  • Dr. Zuhair Al-Sharook (former president of Mosul University)

  • Dr. Riadh Al-Dabbagh (former president of Al-Mustansiriya University)

  • Hana Ibrahim (Writer and Journalist, Chair of Women's Will Association - Iraq)

  • Eman Ahmed Khammas (Former co-director of Occupation Watch - Journalist - translator - Iraq / Spain)

  • Nermeen Al-Mufti (Former co-director of Occupation Watch  - Journalist - Iraq)

  • Asma Al-Haidari (Human Rights activist, Jordan / Iraq)

  • Mohammed Aref  (Science writer - Iraq / UK)

  • Haifa Zangana (Novelist - Iraq / UK)

  • Sabah Al-Mukhtar (President of the Arab Lawyers Association - Iraq / UK)

  • Dr. Imad Khadduri (Nuclear scientist - Iraq / Canada)

  • Malak Hamdan (British Iraqi researcher - Iraq / UK)

  • Dr. Omar K. Al-Kubaissi (Cardiologist - Iraq / Jordan)

  • Dr. Basim Al-Janabi (Professor Political Science of Baghdad University - Iraq / Jordan)

  • Tareq Y. Ismael (Author, Professor Political Science Univ. Calgary, President International Center for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, Secretary General International Association of Middle Eastern Studies - Canada / Iraq)

  • Dr. Faleh H.M. Al Khayat (Oil expert - Iraq / Jordan)

  • Dr. Sawsan Al-Assaf (Lecturer in Political Science, Uni of Baghdad, founding member of the International Committee for Solidarity with Iraqi Academics - UK / Iraq)

  • Prof. Ahmad Kamal (President of the Association of University Lecturers - Iraq)

  • Tareq Aldelaimi (writer and political activist- Iraq)

  • Fadhil Al Bedrani (Professor journalism - Iraq)

  • Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar (Engineer - Sweden/Iraq)

  • Salam Al Jubourie (Free lance Journalist - Iraq)

  • Dr. Ismail Kaidar Jalili (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Chair and Secretary General of National Association of British Arabs (NABA) Past President of Iraqi Medical Association UK  and of the British Arab Medical Association and existing Executive Council Member of the latter - Iraq / UK)

  • Sami Ramadani (Senior lecturer in sociology at London Metropolitan University - Iraq / UK)

  • Mundher Al-Adhami (Research Fellow at Kings College London - Iraq / UK)

  • Dr. Dahlia Wasfi (MD, US based renowned speaker and activist - Iraq / USA)

  • Laith Al Saud (journalist, college lecturer in social sciences - Iraq / USA)

  • Amir Al Ani (Sociologist - Iraq / France)

  • Saeed Al Musawi (Former permanent Iraqi representative with the United Nations - Cairo / Iraq)

  • Khalid Al Maaini (President of Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies - Damascus / Iraq)

  • Dr. Hashim Al-Tawil (Professor of Art History at Henry Ford Community College, Michigan, USA)

  • Naji Sabri Ahmad Al-Hadithi (former professor of English literature at Baghdad University, former Foreign Minister of Iraq)

  • Rashad Salim (Visual Artist, cultural activist/researcher and writer - International Network For Contemporary Iraqi Artists - Iraq / UK)

  • Amal Al-Khedairy (Expert on Iraqi History, Culture, Archeology Arts and Crafts - Iraq)

  • Ghali Hassan (Independent writer living in Syndey, Australia)

  • Dr Fouad Elhage (Editor in Chief, Al-Moharer - Iraq / Australia)

  • Sami Rasouli (Muslim Peacemaker Teams - Najaf, Iraq / USA)

 

  • Denis Halliday (Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1997-98, recepient of the 2003 Gandhi International Peace Award  - Ireland)

  • Hans von Sponeck (Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1998-2000 - Germany)

  • Margarita Papandreou (Former First Lady of Greece, Peace activist and honorary president of Center for Research and Action on Peace  - Greece)

  • Cynthia McKinney (Former member of the House of Representatives for the 4th District of Georgia,  Green Party US Presidential Candidate 2008, www.runcynthiarun.org - USA)

  • Socorro Gomes (Chairwoman of WPC - World Peace Council and of Cebrapaz - Brazilian Center of Solidarity with Peoples and Struggle for Peace)

 

  • Michael Parenti (Author - USA)

  • Howard Zinn (Professor, writer, educator, and leader in nonviolent social protest - USA) + 27 January 2010

  • Samir Amin (Author, director of the Third World Forum in Dakar - Senegal / Egypt)

  • James Petras (Author, Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York)

  • John Pilger (Author, journalist and documentary film-maker - Australia / UK)

  • Edward S. Herman (Professor Emeritus of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - USA)

  • William Blum (Writer - USA)

  • Santiago Alba Rico (writer, philosopher, member of www.rebelion.org, Spain – Tunisia)

 

  • Dahr Jamail (Journalist - USA)

  • Felicity Arbuthnot   (Journalist - UK)  

  • Michel Chossudovsky (Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa, founder of Centre for Research on Globalisation - Canada)

  • Michel Collon (journalist / writer, founder of Investig’Action - Belgium)

  • Max Fuller (Author of ‘For Iraq, the Salvador Option Become Reality’ and 'Crying Wolf, deaths squads in Iraq' - UK)

  • Serene Assir (Journalist and member of the International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq - Lebanon / Spain)

  • Sarah Meyer (Independent researcher living in Sussex - UK) + 03 March 2010

  • Jeffrey Blankfort (Former editor of the Middle East Labor Bulletin and currently hosts radio programs - USA)

  • David Swanson (Co-Founder AfterDowningStreet coalition - USA)

  • Brendan Smith (Editor, writer, lawyer, co-founder of War Crimes Watch - USA)

  • David Miller (Professor of Sociology at Strathclyde University, co-founder of Spinwatch - UK)

  • Raymond William Baker (Professor of International Politics at Trinity College USA and American University Cairo, past president of the International Association of Middle Eastern Studies, governing board member of the World Congress of Middle East Studies. Founding member of International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies USA / Egypt)

  • Nicolas J.S. Davies (Author of 'Blood on Our Hands - The American Invasion And Destruction Of Iraq' - USA)

  • Stephen Lendman (Writer, analyst, co-host of The Global Research News Hour - USA)

  • Diana Johnstone (Author, journalist - France / USA)

  • Dr. Hisham Bustani (writer and activist. Founding member of the Resistant Arab People's Alliance , member of the Jordanian Higher Executive Committee for Resisting Normalization with Israel, member of the executive board of the Socialist Thought Forum - Jordan)

  • Ahmed Manai (Former expert with the UN, Former President of Tlaxcala, President of the Tunisian Institute of International Relations - Tunesia)

 

  • Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler (International Human Rights Lawyer - USA)

  • Niloufer Bhagwat (Vice President of Indian Lawyers Association - Mumbai / India)

  • Karen Parker (Attorney , Association of Humanitarian Lawyers, partners of the BRussells Tribunal - USA)

  • Francis A. Boyle (Professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law - USA)

  • Jan Fermon (Lawyer of  Court case against General Tommy Franks in Brussels, IADL bureau member, Progress Lawyers Network - Belgium)

  • Michael Mandel (Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - Canada)

  • Nusrat Chagtai (Solicitor, Public Interest Lawyers - UK)

  • Amy Bartholomew (Law professor - Canada)

  • Christina Abraham (Civil Rights Director - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Illinois - USA)

  • Jennifer Van Bergen (journalist, author writing about civil liberties, human rights and international law - USA)

 

  • Prof. Immanuel Wallerstein (Senior Research Scholar, Yale University, USA)

  • Jim Harding (Dr., Past Director and retired Professor, School of Human Justice, University of Regina, Canada)

  • Thomas M. Fasy (MD PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - USA)

  • Stephen Eric Bronner (Director of Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Professor of political science, Rutgers University - USA)

  • James E. Jennings, PH.D. (President , Conscience International, Inc., a humanitarian aid and human rights organization working primarily in the Middle East; and Executive Director, US Academics, a group of university professors dedicated to dialogue among civilizations - USA)

  • Dennis Brutus (Professor emeritus dept. of africana studies univ. of pittsburgh - USA)

  • John Saxe-Fernández (Professor of political science, National Autonomous University - México)

  • Stephen Soldz (Director, Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice - USA)

  • Gideon Polya (retired senior biochemist, author: <>biochemical scientific publications and global avoidable mortality - Australia) <> 

 

  • Elias Davidsson (Musician, Composer & Activist - Iceland)

  • Gilad Atzmon (Jazz musician, composer and author - UK)

  • David Rovics (Songwriter, musical voice of the progressive movement in the US - USA)

  • John Bart Gerald (poet, writer - US / Canada)

 

  • Corinne Kumar (Secretary General of El Taller International - Tunesia / India)

  • Iman Abou Atta (Founder and Director - SCEME - Social Change through Education in the Middle East &North Africa, UK)

  • Sr. Anne Montgomery RSCJ (Christan Peacemaker Teams - USA)

  • Jaime Ballesteros (Presidente OSPAAAL - Spain)

  • Nadia McCaffrey (Gold Star Families Speak Out / Military Families Speak Out - USA)

  • Marion Kuepker (Gewaltfreie Aktion Atomwaffen Abschaffen  / Uranium Weapons conference organiser - Germany)

  • Carlos Varea (Coordinator of SCOSI - Spanish Campaign against Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq - Spain)

  • Pedro Rojo (Member of CEOSI- Spanish Campaign against Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq - Spain)

  • Joachim Guilliard (Journalist, Anti-war movement - Germany)

  • Sigyn Meder (Anti-war movement - Sweden)

  • Manuel Raposo (Anti-war movement - Portugal)

  • John Catalinotto (International Action Center - USA)

  • Manuel Talens (writer, member of Cubadebate, Rebelión and Tlaxcala, Spain)

  • Charles Jenks (Chair of Advisory Board and Web Manager, Traprock Peace Center, Deerfield MA - USA)

  • Larry Everest (Author / Journalist, Anti-war movement- USA)

  • Hussein Al-Alak (Iraq Solidarity Campaign - UK)

  • Paola Manduca (Prof. Genetics, NewWeaponsgroup - Italy)

  • Bernard Genet (Comaguer, Anti-war Committee Marseille - France)

  • Luk Brusselaers (Coordinator SOS Children Iraq Holland - The Netherlands)

  • José Reinaldo Carvalho (Cebrapaz -  Centre Brésilien Pour la Solidarité avec les Peuples et la Lutte pour la Paix - Brazil)

  • Suzy T. Kane (USA)

 

  • Prof. Anne Morelli (Professeur d’histoire à l’U.L.B, Author - Belgium)

  • Pierre Galand (Senator Belgian Parliament, university lecturer, ex Secretary General Oxfam-Belgium, Président de l'Association belgo-palestinienne, president of the World Organisation against Torture - Europe, Président de l'Association Belge des Amis du Monde diplomatique - Belgium)

  • Prof. Em. Herman De Ley (Em. Prof. Ghent University, Ex-director of Centre for Islam in Europe - Belgium)

  • Prof. Sami Zemni, Phd (Ghent University, Dpt. for Third World Studies, Coordinator Middle East & North Africa Research Group (MENARG), Director Center for Islam in Europe (CIE)

  • Lucas Catherine (Author - Belgium)

  • Mohammed Ali Hassan (Author, former diplomat - Ethiopia / Belgium)

  • Dr. Geert Van Moorter (Medical Aid For The Third World - Belgium)

  • Dr. Bert De Belder (Coordinator Intal  & Medical Aid For The Third World - Belgium)

  • Dr. Pol De Vos (Tropical Institute Antwerp / Stop USA - Belgium)

  • Ludo De Brabander (Vrede - Belgium)

  • Rudy Demeyer (11.11.11 - Belgium)

  • Peter Algoet (Humanistisch Verbond - Belgium)

  • Colette Moulaert (Medical Aid For The Third World - Belgium)

  • Ahmed Bouda (President Radio Al Manar - Belgium)

  • Carla Goffi (MCP - Mouvement Chrétien Pour La Paix - Belgium)

  • Paul Vanden Bavière (Former journalist De Standaard, publicist and editor of webzine Uitpers - Belgium)

  • Jos Hennes (EPO Publishers - Belgium)

  • Cecile Harnie (Former senator Belgian Parliament - Trade Unions activist)

  • Inge Van De Merlen

  • Frank Vercruyssen (Actor, TG Stan - Belgium )

  • Dirk Tuypens (Actor - Belgium)

  • Frans Dumortier / Charles Ducal (Poet - Belgium)

 

Selected writings of some members of the BRussells Tribunal

 

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