Members of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (2011)

Mr Mario ACKERMAN (Argentina)

Professor of Labour Law, Director of the Labour Law and Social Security Department and Director of Specialist Postgraduate Labour Law Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires; Director of the Revista de Derecho Laboral; former advisor to the Parliament of the Republic of Argentina; former National Director of the Labour Inspectorate of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Argentina.

Mr Anwar Ahmad Rashed AL-FUZAIE (Kuwait)

Docteur en droit; Professor of Law; Professor of Private Law of the University of Kuwait; Legal adviser to the Central Commission for the Rehabilitation of the Environment; former Special adviser to the Audit Bureau President; attorney; former member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); member of the Administrative Board of the Centre of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuwait; former Member of the Governing Body of the International Islamic Centre for Mediation and Commercial Arbitration (Abu Dhabi); former Director of Legal Affairs of the Municipality of Kuwait; former Director of Legal Affairs of the Bank KFH; former Adviser to the Embassy of Kuwait in Paris.

Mr Denys BARROW, SC (Belize)

Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Belize; former Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; former High Court Judge for Belize, Saint Lucia, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands; former Chairperson of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal in Belize; former member of the Committee of Experts for the Prevention of Torture in the Americas.

Mr Lelio BENTES CORRÊA (Brazil)

Judge at the Labour Superior Court (Tribunal Superior do Trabalho) of Brazil, former Labour Public Prosecutor of Brazil, LL M of the University of Essex, United Kingdom; Professor (Labour Team and Coordinator of the Human Rights Centre) at the Instituto de Ensino Superior de Brasilia.

Mr James J. BRUDNEY (United States)

Newton D. Baker-Baker and Hosteler Chair in Law, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio; Co-Chair of the Public Review Board of the United Automobile Workers Union of America (UAW); former Visiting Faculty, Fordham University Law School, NY, NY; former Visiting Fellow, Oxford University, United Kingdom; former Visiting Faculty, Harvard Law School; former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Subcommittee on Labour; former attorney in private practice; and former law clerk to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr Halton CHEADLE (South Africa)

Professor of Labour Law at the University of Cape Town; former special Advisor to Minister of Justice; former Chief Legal Counsel of the Congress of South African Trade Unions; former Special Adviser to the Labour Minister; former Convener of the Task Team to draft the South African Labour Relations Act.

Ms Laura COX, QC (United Kingdom)

Justice of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division and Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal; LL B, LL M of the University of London; previously a barrister specializing in employment law, discrimination and human rights; Head of Cloisters Chambers, Temple (1995–2002); Chairperson of the Bar Council Sex Discrimination Committee (1995–99) and Equal Opportunities Committee (1999–2002); Bencher of the Inner Temple; member of the Independent Human Rights Organization Justice (former Council member) and one of the founding Lawyers of Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties); previously a Vice-President of the Institute of Employment Rights and member of the Panel of Experts advising the Cambridge University Independent Review of Discrimination Legislation; Chairperson of the Board of INTERIGHTS, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (2001–04) and Chairperson of the Equality and Diversity Advisory Committee of the Judicial Studies Board (since 2003); appointed Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary College, London University (2005); member of Council of the University of London (2003–06); Honorary President of the Association of Women Barristers and Vice President of the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges.

Mr Rachid FILALI MEKNASSI (Morocco)

Docteur en droit; Professor at the University Mohammed V of Rabat (Morocco); consultant with national and international public bodies, including the World Bank, UNDP, FAO, UNICEF and USAID; national coordinator of the ILO project “Sustainable Development through the Global Compact” (2005–08); former research project manager at the Foreign Department of the Central Bank (1975–78); former head of the legal department of the Office of the High Commissioner for Former Resistance Fighters (1973–75).

Mr Abdul G. KOROMA (Sierra Leone)

Judge at the International Court of Justice since 1994; former President of the Henri Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva; former member of the International Law Commission; former Ambassador and Ambassador Plenipotentiary to many countries as well as to the United Nations.

Mr Pierre LYON-CAEN (France)

Honorary Advocate-General, Court of Cassation (Social Division); member of the National Security Ethics Commission; National Advisory Committee on Human Rights; President, Journalists Arbitration Commission; Former Deputy Director, Office of the Minister of Justice; Public Prosecutor at the Nanterre Tribunal de Grande Instance (Hauts de Seine); former President of the Pontoise Tribunal de Grande Instance (Val d’Oise); graduate of the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature.

Ms Elena MACHULSKAYA (Russian Federation)

Professor of Law, Department of Labour Law, Faculty of Law, Moscow State Lomonosov University; Professor of Law, Department of Labour and Social Law, Russian State University of Oil and Gas; former lawyer with the Moscow State Poligraphic Institute; Secretary, Russian Association for Labour and Social Security Law; and expert, Moscow–Helsinki Group on Human Rights.

Mr Vitit MUNTARBHORN (Thailand)

Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography; former Chairperson of the National Subcommittee on Child Rights (Thailand); Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists; member of the Advisory Council of Jurists, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions; Co-Chairperson, Civil Society Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Body; member, Advisory Group of Eminent Persons (UNHCR).

Ms Angelika NUSSBERGER, MA (Germany)

Doctor of Law; Professor of Law at the University of Cologne; Vice-President of the University of Cologne; Director of the Institute for Eastern European Law of the University of Cologne, substitute member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe, member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (since 2008); former legal adviser in the Directorate General of Social Cohesion of the Council of Europe (2001–02).

Ms Rosemary OWENS (Australia)

Professor and Dean of Law, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide; former Editor and currently member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Labour Law; International Reader for the Australian Research Council; Chairperson of the South Australian Governments’ Ministerial Advisory Committee on Work/Life Balance; former Chairperson and member of the Board of Management of the Working Women’s Centre (SA).

Ms Ruma PAL (India)

Former judge of the Supreme Court of India; former judge in the Calcutta High Court; founding member of the Asia–Pacific Advisory Forum on Judicial Education on equality law; Executive Council member of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and member of various other national and regional bodies; former Professor, Ford Foundation Chair on Human Rights (NUJS).

Mr Paul-Gérard POUGOUÉ (Cameroon)

Professor and Vice-Rector of the University of Yaoundé II; member of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, the International Foundation for the Teaching of Business Law, the Association Henri Capitant and the Society of Comparative Law; former member of the Scientific Council of the AUPELF–UREF (Agence universitaire francophone) from 1993 to 2001; guest or associate professor at several foreign universities; founder and Director of the Revue Juridis périodique; President of the Association for the Promotion of Human Rights in Central Africa (APDHAC).

Mr Raymond RANJEVA (Madagascar)

Member of the International Court of Justice (1991–2009); Vice-President (2003–06), President (2005) of the Chamber formed by the International Court of Justice to deal with the case concerning the Frontier Dispute; senior judge of the Court since February 2006; Bachelor’s degree in law (1965), University of Madagascar, Antananarivo; Doctorate of Law, University of Paris II; Agrégé of the Faculties of Law and Economics, Public Law and Political Science section, Paris (1972); Doctor honoris causa of the Universities of Limoges, Strasbourg and Bordeaux–Montesquieu. Professor at the University of Madagascar (1981–91) and other institutions; a number of administrative posts held, including First Rector of the University of Antananarivo (1988–90); member of the Malagasy delegations to several international conferences; Head of the Malagasy delegation to the United Nations Conference on Succession of States in respect of Treaties, Vienna (1976–77); First Vice-President for Africa of the International Conference of French-speaking Faculties of Law and Political Science (1987–91); member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce; member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport; member of the Institute of International Law. Member of numerous international and national professional and academic societies. Member of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Mr Yozo YOKOTA (Japan)

Professor, Chuo Law School; President, Japan Association for United Nations Studies; President, Centre for Human Rights Affairs (Japan); Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists; Board Member, Japan Association of International Human Rights Law and Japan Association of World Law; former Professor, University of Tokyo and International Christian University; former member, UN Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.