Justice actors are in the front lines of pandemic response. Economic recovery requires resolving justice problems related to employment, bankruptcy, debts. Calls for justice resonate globally as people challenge unfair systems. This panel aims to help justice leaders find innovative ways to meet the moment and provide justice for all.
Former Minister of Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Diego García-Sayán played a key role in Peru’s democratic transition process. He was Judge&President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for two consecutive terms. In January 2017 he was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. He's Director General of the Andean Commission of Jurists, member of Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague & Inter-American Dialogue.
Sam Muller is founding director of HiiL. An international lawyer by training, Sam works on justice strategy & innovation at the highest political levels, connecting knowledge about needs & what works with change processes that make a difference. He has worked for governments, international businesses and leading civil society organisations. Sam also led the setting up of the Justice Leadership Foundation and the Wildlife Justice Commission.
Gustavo Maurino served as national director for access to justice at the Ministry of Justice & Human Rights of Argentina. He was co-founder & co-director of the Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, an NGO dedicated to furthering democratic practices & rule of law. He was director of Public Interest Law Clinic at Palermo University, and is a Professor at Law & Political Science & International Relationships at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
Sara Hossain's a barrister practicing at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in constitutional, public interest & family law. She’s Deputy Head of Chambers, Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates and pro bono Executive Director of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust. Sara's a member of UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, Advisory Board of OSJI&Bureau of South Asians for Human Rights. She writes on public interest law,access to justice,women’s rights and freedom of expression.
Andrew Solomon's a Senior Rule of Law Advisor at USAID where he plays a leading role in developing strategies, designing activities, and deploying innovative solutions to close justice gaps, combat impunity and insecurity, and strengthen trust in justice institutions. Prior, Andrew worked for the American Society of International Law, American Bar Association, the Brookings Institution, Office of the High Representative in Bosnia, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Marriët Schuurman is as Director of the department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for its 4 divisions working on Peacebuilding & Rule of Law, Stability & Security, Migration and Humanitarian Affairs. She is a member of the Advisory Groups of the UN Peace Building Fund, CERF and the Security and Rule of Law Knowledge Platform. She is also an Advisory Board member of Women in International Security (WIIS, Brussels).
Despite growing evidence of the positive links between mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and peacebuilding, interventions in both fields are largely implemented in isolation of one another. The potential of building and sustaining peace by integrating them is immense, and still remains to be fully harnessed.
Lucie Nzaramba is the Executive Director of Community Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda). Lucie has extensive experience in the implementation, management and development of community-based sociotherapy programs in Rwanda, with special expertise on gender. She holds an MA in development studies and BA in sociology.
Omar is a humanitarian aid worker with experience in Iraq, Jordan and Greece. Specialised in education, child protection, youth programming and psychosocial assistance, Omar currently manages Mercy Corps Education and Youth portfolio in Iraq. Omar is passionate about putting forward the voices of youth, adolescents and children as advocates for peace, and supporting their efforts to define safe spaces and build self-reliance.