Honorary Chairs

  • Hon. Madeleine Albright

    Former Secretary of State, United States
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  • Hon. Giuliano Amato

    Former Prime Minister, Italy
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  • Hon. Robert Badinter

    Former Minister of Justice, France
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  • Hon. James A. Baker III

    Former Secretary of State, United States
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  • Mrs. Cherie Blair QC

    Cherie Blair Foundation, United Kingdom
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  • Hon. Stephen G. Breyer

    Supreme Court of the United States
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  • Ms. Sharan Burrow

    International Trade Union Confederation, Australia
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  • Mr. David Byrne SC

    Former European Union Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Ireland
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  • Hon. Jimmy Carter

    Former President, United States
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  • Mrs. Maria Livanos Cattaui

    Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland
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  • Hon. Arthur Chaskalson*

    Former President, Constitutional Court of South Africa
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  • Hon. Hans Corell

    Former Legal Counsel, The United Nations, Sweden
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  • Hon. Hilario G. Davide, Jr.

    Former Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN
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  • Dr. Hernando de Soto

    Instituto Libertad y Democracia (ILD), Peru
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  • Mr. Adama Dieng

    UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Senegal
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  • Mr. William H. Gates, Sr.

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States
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  • Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Supreme Court of the United States
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  • Hon. Richard Goldstone

    Former Judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa
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  • Hon. Kunio Hamada

    Former Judge, Supreme Court of Japan
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  • Hon. Lee Hamilton

    Former Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, United States
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  • Dr. Mo Ibrahim

    Mo Ibrahim Foundation, United Kingdom
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  • Hon. Hassan Bubacar Jallow

    UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR), Gambia
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  • Hon. Tassaduq Hussain Jillani

    Supreme Court of Pakistan
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  • Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy

    Supreme Court of the United States
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  • Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C.

    Supreme Court of Canada
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  • Hon. George J. Mitchell

    Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, United States
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  • Mr. John Edwin Mroz

    East West Institute, United States
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  • Mrs. Indra Nooyi

    PepsiCo, Inc., United States
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  • Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor

    Former Judge, Supreme Court of the United States
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  • Ms. Ana Palacio

    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain
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  • Hon. Colin Powell

    Former Secretary of State, United States
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  • Mr. Roy L. Prosterman

    Landesa, United States
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  • Hon. Richard W. Riley

    Former Secretary of Education, United States
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  • Hon. Mary Robinson

    Former President, Ireland
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  • Hon. Petar Stoyanov

    Former President, Bulgaria
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  • Mr. Richard Trumka

    The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), United States
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  • Reverend Desmond Tutu

    Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Mr. Antonio Vitorino

    Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Spain
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  • Mr. Paul A. Volcker

    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, United States
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  • Rt. Hon. Harold Woolf

    Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
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  • Hon. Andrew Young

    Former Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations
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  • Hon. Zhelyu Zhelev

    Former President, Bulgaria
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