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Tamirace Fakhoury is an Assistant Professor in Political Sciences and International Relations at the Social Sciences Department of the Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos, Lebanon. In summer 2012 and 2013, she was appointed as a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). From 2003 to 2007 she worked as a scientific researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute for socio-political research in Freiburg, Germany. Before her appointment as an assistant professor at LAU in fall 2011, she was a research fellow in charge of the socio-political module in the CARIM project at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. In 2010/2011, Fakhoury was awarded the Jean Monnet fellowship (Vincent Wright Fellowship in Comparative Politics) at the EUI. In spring 2011 she was appointed as a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UCB. Her core research and publication areas are: democratization and comparative modes of governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; power-sharing in divided societies; migration governance in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean zone; the Arab world transnational communities and their role in political development.

Nelson Camilo Sanchez Leon is head of research at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society -Dejusticia- and Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a J.D from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Harvard Law School. His recent publications include “Corporate Accountability, Reparations, and Distributive Justice in Post-Conflict Societies” (In “Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice,” edited by S. Michalowski) and “Return within the Bounds of the Pinheiro Principles: The Colombian Land Restitution Experience” (Washington University Global Studies Law Review – coauthored with D. Attanasio).

Godfrey Musila is the head of International Criminal Law Research at the Nuremberg Academy. He holds a PhD in International Criminal Law and Justice and a Masters Degree in International Human Rights Law. In 2007, he was a Marie Curie Scholar at the Grotius Center for International Legal Studies, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Until January 2015, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s School of Law and adjunct Professor at the Open University of Tanzania. He previously served as a senior researcher on the International Crimes Program at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa before taking up the position of Director of Research and Policy on Kenya’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In 2014, he was lead researcher on the African Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan. He has advised, written and published widely on human rights, international criminal law and transitional justice experiences in several African settings.

Goran Šimic is Assistant Professor at the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He acts as an expert in the fields of Criminal Law and Transitional Justice. Furthermore, he is a professor, lecturer, writer and activist for human rights and rights of the victims. He holds a PhD in Criminal Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo, as well as a degree in Law from the University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina and University of Split, Croatia and an LL.M. in Criminal Law from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Goran Šimi? has co-published a number of books such as “Transitional Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (2015); “(In)securites humaines”; “Les luttes pour la paix au XXIe siècle” (2015); “War Crimes Trials in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo” (2013); “Influence of the Hague Tribunal on the Criminal Legislation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” (2008).