Marcelo Alvarez
Marcelo Alvaraz is an Argentinean Lawyer with a masters degree in administration and management. He is the head of the Organization of American States' Support Mission for the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS). He has more than a decade of experience at the OAS in developing processes of democracy consolidation in the hemisphere in areas such as strengthening legislative institutions, conflict resolution, observing elections and peacekeeping in countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, among others.

Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos
After completing his studies at the School of Law and Political Science at Albert Ludwig de Freiburg University (Germany), Oxford (Great Britain), and München (Germany), he received his doctorate from München University in 1992. Between 1991 and 2003 he served as head of international criminal law (including human rights) and Hispanic America at the Max-Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg. Since 2003 he was a professor of criminal law, criminal procedure, comparative law, and international criminal law at the Georg August de Göttingen University. He is director of foreign and international criminal law at the Criminal Sciences Institute at Göttingen University. In 2006 he was named a judge of the state court of Göttingen. He has been the dean of the Law School of this institution since 2008.

Claudio López Díaz
Claudio López Díaz has a doctorate in law from the Externado University, the Colombian Pontifical University Javeriana, and Rosario University. She is a lawyer specializing in criminal law at theExternado University of Colombia and has a degree in education from the National Education University. She is a scholar from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), visiting professor from the Alexander von HumboldtFoundation, Albert Ludwing University and Max Plank Institute. She also is the author of many publications , including “Actions at Their Own Risk” and “Objective Indictments.” Currently, she serves as a researching professor at the Sergio Arboleda University and as the director of the legal area of the ProFis Project.

Andreas Forer
Andreas Forer is a lawyer from the University of Hannover, Germany, with a LLM degree in European and international law as well as in comparative law from the University of Hannover and the University of Complutense, in Madrid. He currently serves as project director for ProFis of GIZ, commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany. He also was an election observer in Quito, Berlin, Baku and Kazakhstan, among others. Furthermore, he has served as camp chief in various international cooperation projects, has worked as an international consultant and has written as a columnist in the newspaper El Espectador.

María Camila Moreno Múnera
Maria Camila Moreno Múnera is an anthropologist from the National University of Colombia with a specialization in land-use planning at the University of Havana. Her work with ethnic communities has focused on collective and territorial rights. Since 1999 she has concentrated her work on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of human rights with regards to vulnerable populations. She has served as a consultant in the fields of human rights, forced displacement, public policy, DDR (disarmament, demobilization and reintegration), prison populations, access to justice in Colombia and political participation of indigenous peoples. She has worked in government agencies, inspection bodies and international agencies. She currently serves as director of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) Colombia Program.

María José Ortiz
Maria Jose Ortiz has studied Legal and Social Sciences. She is a lawyer and notary at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and a doctoral student in Contemporary Issues of Criminal Law at the University of Salamanca in Spain. She received a degree in Human Rights and Democratic Processes from the University of Chile and a degree in Victimology from the University of Central America José Simeón Cañas in El Salvador. She has worked as the director of the National Program of Compensation of Guatemala and as a consultant in human rights and criminal law for various civil society organizations and the Guatemalan State. Presently, she is a Legal Officer for the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala ("CICIG").

Carlos Lisandro Pellegrini
Carlos Lisandro Pellegrini graduated from the Law School at the University of Buenos Aires in 1999 and obtained his master’s degree at the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires. He has worked as a scholar of criminal law at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He has also taught at the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires and of the University of Palermo. He is the author of numerous articles on criminal law, criminal procedure and international criminal law. He currently works as a consultant in the Prosecutor’s Office for the coordination and monitoring of the cases of violation of human rights during state terrorism, of the Attorney General of Argentina.

María Paula Saffon
Maria Paula Saffon did her undergraduate (magna cum laude) and masters in law at the University of the Andes. She is a research associate at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (DeJuSticia) in Colombia. She was the organization’s lead researcher in strategic litigation until 2008. Professor of judicial sociology and comparative constitutional law at the University of the Andes and the National University of Colombia, Saffon has researched Colombia’s armed conflict, the rights of victims of heinous crimes, the inter-American system of human rights, the incorporation of international standards of human rights into domestic systems, and economic, social, and cultural rights, among others.

Dan Saxon
Dan Saxon served as prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. During the internal armed conflict in Guatemala, he was legal adviser to the Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala. He has participated in important academic forums on international criminal and humanitarian law. He is author of To Save Her Life: Disappearance, Deliverance and the United States in Guatemala (University of California, 2007).

Paul Seils
After working as a criminal lawyer in Scotland for several years, Paul Seils became the legal director of “Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos” in Guatemala where he designed and conducted investigations on behalf of victims of massacres committed by the Army during the Guatemalan Civil War. He has held senior positions in the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court, the Rule of Law Section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala. He has also published multiple articles regarding the theory and practice of transitional justice and the challenge of investigating mass crimes in transitional contexts. He is currently vice president of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).