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Who are the steering committee? *

Em. Prof. Dr. Marc baron Bossuyt – Belgium

  • 1977-2007: Professor of International Law at the University of Antwerp
  • 1987-1997: Commissioner-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons
  • 1981-1985; 1992-1999; 2004-2006: Member and Chairperson (2006) of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
  • 1986-1991: Representative of Belgium and Chairperson (1989) of the UN Commission on Human Rights
  • 2000-2003;2014- …: Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 1997-2014: Judge and President (2007-2014) of the Constitutional Court (formerly Arbitration Court)

Mr. Christine Mussche – Belgium

  • 1984: attorney at law in criminal law in the broadest sense and has special expertise in sex crimes
  • Member of the Council of the Order of the Bar of Ghent
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit association Empathy
  • Deputy judge at the Court of First Instance in Ghent
  • Mediator in family matters

Prof. Dr. Caroline Pauwels – Belgium

  • 2016 – present: Rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 1995: PhD in Communication Sciences
  • 2006 – 2011: Member of Steering Group Vlaams Steunpunt Buitenlands Beleid Media [Flemish Foreign Policy]
  • 2000 – 2016: Director of the SMIT research centre
  • 2012 – 2015: Jean Monnet Chair

Jan De Bock – Belgium

  • 2000 – present: President of the Executive Board of Ceris
  • Former Ambassador of Belgium to the United Nations and the European Union.
  • Former President of the FPS Foreign Affairs

Prof. Dr. Rik Van de Walle – Belgium

  • 2007 – present: Rector of Ghent University
  • 1998: Doctor of Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University
  • Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA)
  • 2016 – present: Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts
  • 2019 – present: President of CESAER, one of the most important associations of universities in Europe
Please note
* Please note that all Turkey Tribunal steering committee members, judges, rapporteurs, witnesses participate in Turkey Tribunal on voluntary basis, and no one of them will be paid for their contributions to the tribunal. All the proceeds raised through our fundraising will go to logistics, accommodation, venue for the tribunal and such costs during the tribunal hearings in Geneva in September 2020.