The panel of judges has been independently selected by the Permanent People’s Tribunal and consists of the following experts:
Professor Eduardo Bertoni (PhD, Buenos Aires University) is currently the Representative of the Regional Office for South America of the InterAmerican Institute of Human Rights. He was the first Director of the Access to Public Information Agency (AAIP) which is the Argentine Data Protection and Access to Information Authority. He was the founder and the first director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University School of Law, Argentina. He was the Executive Director of the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) until May, 2006. Previously, he was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of American States (2002-2005). Bertoni currently teaches at Buenos Aires University School of Law and New York University School of Law (Global Clinical Professor).
Marina Forti is a journalist and writer. She has been long associated with the daily newspaper Il manifesto. As a foreign correspondent she traveled extensively in Iran and in South Asia. For her column TerraTerra, on environmental justice she was awarded the Premiolino. Her book La signora di Narmada Le lotte degli sfollati ambientali nel sud del mondo (Feltrinelli 2004) was awarded the Elsa Morante Prize for Communication,2004. Her latest book is Malaterra (Laterza, 2018).
Professor Gill H. Boehringer is former Dean and now Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Law, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is the Co-Chair of the Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers of the International Association of People’s Lawyers. His ongoing research focuses on two interconnected phenomenon threatening the basis of democracy in the Philippines: the murderous “war on drugs” and the violent attacks on lawyers, many of which are drug war related. He has been a judicial panellist on more than a dozen Permanent People’s Tribunals and other People’s Tribunals and Citizen’s Inquiries on a range of social justice issues. He also appeared as an expert witness on the Independent People’s Tribunal on Crimes of the Duterte Regime (Brussels, 2018), and was a member of the International Fact Finding Mission into the massacre at ALCADEV school for indigenous youth in Mindanao (2015).
Mariarosaria Guglielmi is European Delegated Prosecutor for Italy since May 2021, serving in Rome. Previously, she served as Public Prosecutor in Terni and, since October 2015, as Prosecutor in the Court of Rome, assigned to the working group on economic and financial crimes. Since October 2018, she was assigned as well to the working group on International Judicial Assistance (dealing with European Investigation Orders and requests for international judicial assistance). Between July 2007 and October 2015, she was seconded as magistrate to the secretariat of the Superior Council of the Judiciary. Between 2016 and 2021, she was for two consecutive mandates Secretary General of Magistratura Democratica. Since 2017, she is Vice President of MEDEL (Magistrats Européens pour la démocratie et les libertés).
Helen Jarvis holds a PhD from the University of Sydney in Indonesian studies. Since the mid-1990s, she has worked on issues relating to crimes against humanity and genocide, mainly focusing on Cambodia, including service as Chief of Public Affairs and then Chief of the Victims’ Support Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). She is a Vice-President of the Permanent People’s Tribunal, the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is involved in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Committee for Asia/Pacific.
Nello Rossi is currently the editorial director of the legal journal “Questione Giustizia” under the auspices of Magistratura Democratica. He was Solicitor General at the Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy, from 2015 to 2017. Since 2000 until 2015 he was the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Deputy in Rome, coordinator of the departments specialised in economic crimes and computer crimes. From 2002 to 2007 he was a Justice at the Court of Cassation, in the criminal division of the Court. Until 2016 he was also the Ministry of Justice delegate to the Financial Action Task Force on money laundering (FATF) set up by the OECD.
Kalpana Sharma is an independent journalist, columnist and author based in Mumbai, India. In almost five decades as a journalist specializing in developmental, environmental and gender issues, she has worked with Himmat Weekly, Indian Express, Times of India and The Hindu. She was Consulting Editor with Economic & Political Weekly and Readers' Editor with Scroll.in. Her column on gender, "The Other Half" ran for 30 years first in Indian Express and then The Hindu. Currently, she writes a media column in Newslaundry.com. Her latest book is "The Silence and the Storm: Narratives of violence against women in India" (2019).
Philippe Texier is the President of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal. He is an honorary judge at the Cassation Court of France. He was also a member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights from 1987 to 2008 and its Chairperson from 2008 to 2009. In addition, he was director of the Human Rights Division of ONUSAL (UN Mission in El Salvador) from 1991 to 1992, and an independent expert of the Human Rights Commission in Haiti from 1988 to 1990.
Marcela Turati Muñoz is a freelance Mexican journalist dedicated to the investigation of human rights violations and coverage of issues related to victims of the “drug war” violence in Mexico. She also leads efforts to empower journalists and against the silence of the press, by creating and co-founding the network Periodistas de a Pie, the organizations Quinto Element Lab and the investigative website “A dónde van los desaparecidos”. She is member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Cronistas de Indias group, and counselor for the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (CLIP). She is the author of the book Crossfire: the victims trapped in the drug war (2008) and editor and coordinator of some collective books. She has led some projects on the memory of journalists killed and on the investigations of the killings. She has received many awards, such as the Louis M. Lyon Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, awarded by the Nieman Foundation of Harvard University, the Lasa (Latin American Studies Association) Media Award and the WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America) Human Rights Award, the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award for Excellence and the Javier Valdez Cardenas Award, on behalf of the Mexican journalist murdered.