Tihomir Loza is deputy director of Transitions (TOL), a Prague-headquartered Internet publisher and media development organization active in the former communist countries in Europe and Asia. He was previously an editor with Transitions magazine and Balkans editor of IWPR’s WarReport. He was a member of the team of producers who made the Death of Yugoslavia and the Fall of Milosevic, two major BBC documentary series. A native of Bosnia, in the1980s and early 1990s, he worked as a writer and editor for a number of Yugoslav media outlets, including the Oslobodjenje daily, the Nasi dani magazine and the Nedjelja weekly. He regularly writes on Balkan affairs for Transitions magazine and the European Voice.
Gospodin Zdravko Grebo, profesor Pravnog fakulteta Univerziteta u Sarajevu, je osnivač Open Society Fund Bosne i Hercegovine (Soros Foundation), direktor Centra za interdisciplinarne studije Univerziteta u Sarajevu, kao i šef Odeljenja za državno i međunarodno javno pravo.
Profesor Grebo je osnivač i Helsinškog parlamenta građana (Bosna i Hercegovina), autor jednog predloga Ustava (1990.) i akademski je koordinator master kursa ”Evropske studije” i programski direktor master programa ”Ljudska prava i demokratija”. Iza njega, za sad, stoje četiri objavljene knjige i 150 članaka.
Godine 1993. dobija nagradu Kluba evropski rektora ”Za mir i protiv rasizma i ksenofobije”, a 1994. godine nagrađen je medaljom The Franklin Four Freedoms Award za rad u oblasti ”slobode od straha”.
1972. godine je diplomirala Sociologiju na Filozofskom fakultetu Univerziteta u Beogradu. Osnivač je Fonda za humanitarno pravo u Beogradu (1993). Istaknuti je borac za zaštitu ljudkih prava i dobitnik više istaknutih međunarodnih nagrada i priznanja.
Ivanka Kostić graduated from the Belgrade University’s Faculty of Law. She worked in the Humanitarian Law Center on the research of war crimes and human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia (1993-1997); she also worked for the Norweigan Refugee Council on the Civil Rights Project (1997-2004), she was the Head of the Office of the Norweigan Refugee Council in Belgrade, after which she lead the Project of Civil Rights in Serbia. She is one of the founders and Executive Director of PRAXIS, a nongovernmental organization in Belgrade, which is focused on providing legal support to displaced persons, Roma, and other marginalized groups, regarding issues of access to property and status rights, right to legal entity, and protection of victims of family violence.
Iavor Rangelov is Global Security Research Fellow at LSE Global Governance, London School of Economics & Political Science, and Co-Chair of the London Transitional Justice Network. He is Fellow of the research and training programme on European Foreign and Security Policy Studies (EFSPS), which sponsored his post-doctoral research and visiting fellowships at the European Policy Centre (Brussels), EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris), Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Barcelona), and T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Hague). His current research investigates European approaches to justice and security in peace processes and post-conflict transitions, and explores the role of civil society actors in global security. Since 2003, he has been involved in civil society initiatives and consultancy work in the Western Balkans and Afghanistan.
Florence Hartmann graduated in 1985. She obtained a Masters degree in foreign literature and civilizations at the Univesity Paris-Ninterre. She worked as an author of the weekly media review in French and Spanish languages for embassies (1987-1990.); she worked as a journalist for Le Monde (1990-2000.); in the period from 2000 until 2006 she worked as the Spokesperson and the Head of Communication for the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTY and ICTR (ICTR in 2000 – 2003.). She worked in the missions of the OSCE/ODIHR in 1999; IEP/CERI in 1998, Reporters without Borders, and the European Institute for Media de Dusseldorf in 1997. Florence Hartmann is a Political Analyst, an expert on Balkan issues, with extensive experience within the human rights arena.
Zoran Pajić graduated from the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Law, with an LLB in 1968. He later obtained from the University of Sarajevo an LLM (1976), a Masters degree in Psychology of Higher Education Teaching (1981) and a Phd (1984).
In the period 1972-1992 he was a full-time Professor at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law, at the Public International Law Department. He worked at the Vrije Univerziteteit Brussel (VUB), Faculty of Law and Centre for International Criminal Law (1982.); UN Commission on Human Rights, Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts on Southern Africa, Geneva (1991-1995.); University of Essex, Depatrment of Law and Centre for Human Rights, Colchester (1992-1994.); ICTY and London Centre of International Relations, University of Kent (1997.); Kings College London (1994-1999.); UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000.); International Crisis Group in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999- 2000.); Royal Institute of International Affairs, London (1998-2001.); DFID Project on Safety, Security and Access to Justice in the Balkans (2001.); Office of the high Representative (Paddy Ashdown) of the International Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (OHR), (2002–2005); from 2001 he worked in Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF); at the moment he is working in the Department of War Studies, Kings College, University of London. He is the author of numerous publications from the fields of human rights and public international law. He is fluent in English and French. He also speaks German, Italian, Macedonian and Slovenian.