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The composition of our Advisory Board reflects our multi-actor approach and comprises 5 Core States, 5 civil society representatives and 5 leading experts.


We are extremely grateful to our Advisory Board Members for their guidance and support.

The Advisory Board is yet to be completed.

Core States



Civil Society Representatives

Mary Aileen Diez Bacalso (The Philippines) 

President of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), former Secretary General of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD).

Isatou Jammeh (The Gambia) 

The Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations.

Mandira Sharma (Nepal)

Human rights lawyer, Senior International Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists, Nepal office, Founder of Advocacy Forum - Nepal, Chair of the Asian Alliance Against Torture and Ill-Treatment

Wilder Tayler (Uruguay) 

Director of the National Institution for Human Rights and the Ombudsman's Office, Institución Nacional de Derechos Humanos y Defensoría del Pueblo.

Leading Experts

Federico Andreu-Guzmán (Colombia)

International human rights lawyer and expert in enforced disappearances, especially mechanisms for the search of disappeared persons.

Grazyna Baranowska (Poland) 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School in Berlin, Assistant Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Member of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Delphine Djiraïbé (Chad)
Human rights lawyer and co-founder of the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, founder of the Public Interest Law Center (PILC)

Olivier de Frouville (France)

Professor of Public Law at the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas), Director of the Paris Human Rights Center (C.R.D.H.) and member of the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances. 

Saad Hussein (Iraq) 

Lawyer and human rights trainer, former Head of the Mass Graves Team and former Head of Inspection and Monitoring of Detention Centers in Iraq (Ministry of Human Rights).

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