Global Fellows

Past Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Below please find a listing of our past Global Fellows from Practice & Government from the years 2004 through 2012. Additionally, you may view the biographical information of our past Global & Senior Global Research Fellows and Visiting Doctoral Researchers.

2011-2012 Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Tim Dornis
Global Fellow from Practice & Government
Germany

Tim Dornis has been a judge at the District Court of Stuttgart (Germany) from 2006 until 2011. He has recently been appointed as a Professor of Private Law, International Private and Economic Law, and Comparative Law at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg (Germany). Tim graduated from the University of Tuebingen (Germany) in 1999 and 2005 (J.D. equivalent and Ph.D.). In addition, he received degrees from Columbia University School of Law/New York (LL.M., James Kent Scholar) and from Stanford Law School (J.S.M.). Before becoming a judge, Tim practiced law in an international law firm. He is also admitted as an attorney and counselor in New York State. The focus of Tim’s research lies on the fields of conflict of laws, European and international economic law, as well as IP law and unfair competition protection. Recent publications also include an economic analysis of contract law and non-contractual obligations. At NYU, Tim will work on a historical-comparative, doctrinal, and economic analysis of United States and European trademark and unfair competition conflicts law.

Libin Li
Global Fellow from Practice & Government
China
 

Libin Li is a Chinese attorney and labor dispute arbitrator in China. His primary specialty is in Chinese labor and employment law, corporate law. In 2005, he published "Employment Contract Implemented for Third Party". In September, 2010, he made a presentation entitled "Labor Risks on Multi-national Corporate Governance in China" in Nagoya, Japan. In 2010, he participated in a legal project relating to the social relief law of Guangdong province at the Sun Yat Sen University School of Law. Therefore, He was appointed as a part time researcher in 2011.He obtained a Juries Doctor degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong school of law in 2008 and a Bachelor's degree from the Sun Yat Sen University School of law in 2002. And in 2010, he studied trade secret law at the Nagoya University School of law. The topic of his research at NYU is "the Information Disclosure for Collective Bargaining". Little attention on the theoretical research has bogged down collective bargaining in the workplace in China. His research is aimed at reconstructing and improving the current information disclosure mechanisms.

2010-2011 Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Maxi Scherer
Global Fellow from Practice & Government
Germany

Dr. Maxi Scherer is an international arbitration and litigation lawyer and Counsel in Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s Dispute Resolution team in London.  Her practice focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.  She is a member of the Paris bar and a solicitor (England and Wales).  She graduated from University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, and University of Cologne, Germany, and obtained her PhD at the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne with highest honors.

Dr. Scherer teaches International Arbitration and Litigation, International Private Law, European Civil Procedure and Comparative Law.  She is an adjunct professor at SciencesPo Law School Paris, Georgetown CLTS, University of Melbourne, Pepperdine Law School and University of Fribourg.  Previous teaching activities include Queen Mary University London, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Business School ESCP-EAP Europe, University of Basel, University of Versailles and University of Paris 10 Nanterre.

Maxi Scherer was a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstifung des Deutschen Volkes) and has been admitted as a member of the French Comity on Private International Law (Comité Français de Droit International Privé) and the French Comparative Law Society (Société de Législation Comparé). Dr. Scherer’s research focuses on conflicts of law, international arbitration and judgement issues.  She will examine the extraterritorial effect of judgments setting aside and recognizing international arbitral awards.  Due to the multiplication of global lawsuits and the enhanced risk of parallel litigation or arbitration proceedings it is important to clearly define the extraterritorial effect of judgments and awards rendered in an international context.

2008-2009 Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky
Global Fellow from Practice & Government
Argentina

Dr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky began his career in the private sector as attorney and legal consultant. At this time he also started contributing to NGOs like the Open Society Institute and Proconsumer. Since 2005 he has been working for the Argentina state. He played a leading role in the nationalization of the Buenos Aires water company (AySA), of which he was consequently appointed managing director representing the federal government. He was rapporteur of the Argentinean judge in the arbitral case “Impregilo v. Ente Binacional Yacyretá” in the International Chamber of Commerce, and later became the institutional coordinator of the defendant in this case. He is now working as a consultant to the National Defense Minister of his country.

Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky has a Bachelor in law from the National University of Comahue (Río Negro, Patagonia, 1999) and an LL.M. in Corporate law from the Austral University (Buenos Aires, 2002). He received his Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in “Legal and Economic Aspects of Corruption” at the University of Salamanca (Spain, 2007), and a European Doctorate after conducting his doctoral research at the Economic Department of the University of Vienna (2004/5). In his Ph.D. thesis Dr. Bohoslavsky focused on sovereign insolvency and abusive loans. He published several papers in refereed journals and in newspapers in Latin America and the US related to sovereign insolvency, foreign investments and international arbitration. He authored the forthcoming book Abusive Loans - Overindebtness of states, companies and consumers.
At NYU he is working on institutional tools to implement the legal principle that creditors should adopt prudent and sound behavior when lending to sovereign debtors.  He explores furthermore the relation of this principle with the odious debt doctrine and with collective action clauses.

Tillman Braun
Global Fellow from Practice & Government
Germany

Deputy Head, Division ‘International Investment, Debt rescheduling, Development banks’, Directorate-General for External Economic Policy, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Berlin. His professional responsibilities include - inter alia - the negotiating of Bilateral Investment Treaties on behalf of the German Federal Government.

Till gained his First State Exam in Law [J.D. equivalent] from University of Heidelberg as a scholar of the German National Scholarship Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and his Second State Exam in Law [Bar exam equivalent] in Munich. Since 1995 he has been working for the German Federal Ministry of Economics: Directorate-General for Economic Policy, Bonn; leave of absence to study for Master's Degree at Harvard University (‘Master of Public Administration’ / John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), Cambridge / USA; Assistant to the Special Representative of the German Chancellor for negotiations on compensations for former forced laborers, Count Lambsdorff, Berlin / Washington; Parliamentary Adviser, FDP Caucus in the German Bundestag, Berlin; since 2003 returned to the Federal Ministry of Economics, Directorate-General for External Economic Policy.

During his residency at NYU, he will research “Globalization and International Investment Law”, analyzing the development of investment protection in international law and the Investor-State-arbitration system in international economic affairs. Till has published and lectured on International Investment Law and on Germany's Bilateral Investment Treaties, inter alia:

- “The New German-Chinese Bilateral Investment Treaty—A Commentary and Evaluation in Light of the Development of Investment Protection under Public International Law”, ICSID Review—Foreign Investment Law Journal Fall 2007, p. 1-22 (joint publication with P. Schonard).

- “Investment Protection under WTO Law—New Developments in the Aftermath of Cancún”, Beiträge zum Transnationalen Wirtschaftsrecht, 2004, Paper 28, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 2004, available at: http://www2.jura.uni-halle.de/telc/publikationen.html.

Ms. Adriana Opromolla
Global Fellow from Practice & Government
Italy

Ms. Opromolla is currently employed as Social Policy Officer at Caritas Europa.  However, her professional experiences also include serving as a lawyer at both the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, she has worked on the Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion and Beliefs (assisting the Italian Director) and has served as the delegated expert for the Holy See in the Ad Hoc Committee on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of Europe drafting the Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Ms. Opromolla’s proposal entitled "Enhancing Labour Rights in a Globalized World: Finding Solutions through a Comparative Transatlantic Perspective" will examine the impact of global trade on human rights, in particular of the WTO rules on Labor law and social standards. Within this context, Ms. Opromolla intends to carry out comparative research between the different legal arguments defended by the EU and the US.  Ms. Opromolla holds an LL.M. from the University of Geneva and recently began her Ph.D. studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.  During her residency, Ms. Opromolla will be affiliated with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

Frank Hogholm Pedersen
Global Fellow from Practice & Government
Denmark

Frank Pedersen is a tax scholar and futurist. Combining an exhaustive understanding of the fundamentals of income taxation with a profound knowledge of the development of western societies, he works with the conceptual understanding and modernization of income tax systems.

Dr. Pedersen holds a position as a senior consultant at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, one of Scandinavia’s leading non-partisan think tanks. He is a sought-after speaker for authorities and companies, with customers such as The Danish Commerce and Companies Agency, The City of Copenhagen and Nokia. Previously he was director of the unit for tax simplification at the Danish Ministry of Taxation, a unit working directly for the minister of taxation and which managed to reduce the administrative burdens for Danish business with 10 pct. during its first 3 years of work under the leadership of Dr. Pedersen.

Frank Pedersen earned his Master’s and PhD degrees in law at Aarhus University, Denmark. In addition, he has studied sociology at The Humboldt University in Berlin. From 1997-98, he was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. His dissertation is published with the title “Tax Aversion – a Sociology of Law and Tax Policy Analysis”.

Dr. Pedersen is currently working on a research project analyzing income tax systems using the newest social science theories in the field of ‘complex systems’. An aim is to enhance the value of the tax-simplification literature for both practitioner and tax theorist. The literature needs to better include developments in technology and to embrace the necessity for tax systems to be able to function in more complex and shifting environments. Dr. Pedersen will be affiliated with the Tax Program.

2007-2008 Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Ms. Anna Dolidze
Albert Podell Global Fellow at Risk
Georgia

Anna Dolidze is a human rights lawyer and Albert Podell Global Fellow at Risk at New York University School of Law. In 2007, Anna was a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University. Currently Chair of the Center for Democracy in Georgia, she is the former president of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA).

Established in 1994, GYLA promotes higher standards for the legal profession and supports the professional development of law students and young lawyers in Georgia. GYLA's focus areas include promotion of rule of law, legal reform, developing legal education, building civil society networks, and ensuring transparency and accountability of the government.

A graduate of Tbilisi State University, Ms. Dolidze as well pursued extensive legal studies abroad, and received her LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has contributed to the work of a number of important organizations such as the Georgia Media Council, the Stakeholders Committee of the Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund, and the Human Rights Monitoring Council of the Penitentiary and Detention Places. Ms. Dolidze served as Adjunct Professor in Human Rights and International Law at the Caucasus School of Law and Georgian American University.

Ms. Dolidze is the author of numerous publications on legal reforms in Georgia.

Ms. Yasuko Morooka
Global Japanese Federation of Bar Fellow
Japan

Ms. Morooka is the candidate nominated by the Japanese Federation Bar Association (JFBA).  As a registered attorney with the Tokyo Bar Association and the JFBA, she has been actively involved in various committees and projects especially those involving gender equality, the protection of foreigners' human rights, and the elimination of racial discrimination in Japan. She has especially worked for the right to education for children of foreigners and ethnic minorities, focusing on foreign and ethnic schools in Japan. She has tackled reform of the educational system in order to secure these rights.  Most recently she served as the deputy direct general of the Executive Committee Symposium for the 47th Convention on the Protection of Human Rights by the JFBA. Ms. Moorkoa has written a number of articles on the issues of gender and discrimination and intends to further explore this area in her research proposal entitled "A Comparative Analysis of Legal Systems and its Effects to Eliminate Racial Discrimination in the United States and Other Countries."

Ms. Adrianna Opromolla
Global Fellow from Government
Italy

Ms. Opromolla is currently employed as Social Policy Officer at Caritas Europa.  However, her professional experiences also include serving as a lawyer at both the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, she has worked on the Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion and Beliefs (assisting the Italian Director) and has served as the delegated expert for the Holy See in the Ad Hoc Committee on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of Europe drafting the Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Ms. Opromolla’s proposal entitled "Enhancing Labour Rights in a Globalized World: Finding Solutions through a Comparative Transatlantic Perspective" will examine the impact of global trade on human rights, in particular of the WTO rules on Labor law and social standards. Within this context, Ms. Opromolla intends to carry out comparative research between the different legal arguments defended by the EU and the US.  Ms. Opromolla holds an LL.M. from the University of Geneva and recently began her Ph.D. studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.  During her residency, Ms. Opromolla will be affiliated with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

Mr. Chih-Ching Yu
Global Fellow from Practice
Taiwan

Mr. Yu earned his LL.B degree from the Department of Law of Soochow University in 1998, then passed both the entrance examination of the National Taipei University Graduate School of Law and the national judicial examination. In 2005, he completed his master thesis entitled: "A Study on Personal Information Protection in the Field of the Co-Marketing of the Financial Holding Company."   Mr. Yu's professional experience includes six years as a prosecutor in the Taiwan Taipei District, first working on criminal cases, then in the Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Crime Division, and most recently on cases involving corruption and financial crime.  In October 2006, he was appointed to prosecute an insider-trading case, in which one of the accused was the son-in-law of Taiwan's incumbent President Chen Shui-Bian. With his specialized training in financial laws, he successfully persuaded judges to make a guilty verdict.  His courtroom defense was mentioned as the "defense of the century" by a leading Taiwanese financial magazine, Business Weekly.  Through his experiences working in this area, Mr. Yu was made aware that the number of financial scandals in Taiwan has continued to increase over the past years. This experience has inspired Mr. Yu to further investigate the techniques and approaches used in detecting financial crimes in his research proposal entitled "Government Strategies for the Prevention of Corporate Corruption."


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2006-2007 Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Ms. Makiko Sakuma
Global Japanese Federation of Bar Fellow
Japan

Ms. Makiko Sakuma graduated from Keio University, Japan, with an LL.B. degree in 1995 and passed the Japan National Bar Examination in 1996. From 1997 to 1999, she studied at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan. Since 1999, she has been registered as a lawyer with the Japan Federation of Bar Association (JFBA) and the Daini Tokyo Bar Association (DTBA).

Ms. Sakuma has been involved in many cases relating to women's human rights such as domestic violence and divorce cases since she became a lawyer. She has been on the Committee on Sexual Equality of the DTBA since 2002, and in 2003, she served as a vice chairperson of the committee. She also took part in writing the book Jirei de Manabu Shihou ni okeru Gender Bias (Gender Bias in Courts) Tokyo: Akashi, 2003.

Ms. Sakuma worked actively for the establishment of law schools in Japan as an officer of the Law School Center of the JFBA from 2002 to 2004, and also as a member of the Law School Establishment Support Committee of the DTBA from 2001 to 2004.

Ms. Pei-Hsien Wong
Global Fellow from Practice
Taiwan

Ms. Pei-Hsien Wong comes from Taiwan. She graduated from the National Chengchi University School of Law and passed the graduate school's entrance examination in the same university in 1995. She subsequently passed the national judicial examination and was admitted to the Bar in 1996. In 2001, she got her master's degree and wrote a thesis entitled "The civil disputes on the safekeeping boxes in the bank."

Regarding her career, she has been a prosecutor for nearly 7 years. Within this period, she has gone through different departments in her office and has had the experience of investigating criminal cases, debating in the court room and implementing criminal sanction. Those professional careers give her a complete training to go through different parts in the legal procedure. Due to her interest in the rights of women and children, she mainly dealt with cases relating to sexual harassment and assault and domestic violence in the past years.

As Taiwan faces a shortage of prison space and difficulties in prison expansion, Ms. Wong has started to think about the necessities of jailing a criminal. Given the global economic slow-down and the financial difficulties of all governments, she believes that it must be a common problem in the world. Therefore, she applied to participate in the Global Visitors Program at New York University School of Law to perform research on governmental alternatives to jailing criminals. Moreover, she hopes that this study will also attract the attention of other visiting scholars, working together to solve the difficult problem.


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2005-2006 Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Stefano Cappiello
Global Fellow from Government
Italy

Mr. Stefano Cappiello currently works in the Law and Economics Research Department of the Bank of Italy, where he carries out legal research following a "positive" as well as a "normative" economic approach to the analysis of the regulatory framework; his main fields of research are corporate law and financial regulation. Among his tasks he has been involved in the financial regulatory and supervision activity of the Italian Central Bank, has contributed to the recent reform of the Italian company law, has taken part in the revision process of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.     

After having graduated cum laude in law at the University of Rome in 1996, he practiced as a trainee-lawyer and qualified for the Rome Bar Association. In 1998 he attended his military service in the Italian Financial Crime Police, serving as officer in charge of legal affairs. In 1999 he gained an LL.M. from the University of Chicago. He routinely gives lectures on banking law and corporate law at the University of Rome and has participated to various conferences on the same topics. In 2006 he is expected to get his Ph.D. from the University of Viterbo in "Law and Economics."

Author of numerous scholarly publications in the areas of economic analysis of law, banking law and corporate law, he has just completed a book entitled Directors Remuneration and Equity Based Incentives where he analyses the Italian regulation on equity-based incentives taking into account their economic effects.

Olivia Coldrey
Global Emile Noel Fellow from Government
Australia

Ms. Olivia Coldrey is a lawyer with the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) in Sydney, Australia. She advises EFIC on the legal aspects of financing Australian exports and overseas investments, and has particular experience in structured trade finance and political risk insurance transactions. Prior to joining EFIC, Olivia worked in the finance practice of Baker & McKenzie in Sydney and Hong Kong.

Olivia received her B.Ec. from the Australian National University and her LL.B. from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She also holds a LL.M. with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, United Kingdom. During her studies, Olivia interned with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tanzania and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Thailand. She was also research assistant to a Member of the United Kingdom Parliament during her graduate studies in London.

Olivia is the recipient of the 2005 Fulbright Professional Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Award.  At NYU School of Law, under the auspices of the Award, Olivia will pursue her interest in international trade agreements. In particular, she will evaluate new trade opportunities for Australian business and the U.S. Government arising from liberalization of the U.S. Government procurement market, pursuant to the recently concluded Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement.

Chee Youn Hwang
Global Fellow from Government
Republic of South Korea

Dr. Chee Youn Hwang was awarded his Ph.D. in Law at Yonsei University Graduate School, Republic of Korea, in 1996. He received his LL.B. and LL.M. from the same institution in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Since 1996, he has worked as the Constitution Research Officer (career law clerk) at the Constitutional Court of Korea.

In 2001, as a fellowship holder from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he performed research into a matter of the temporary injunction in the constitutional adjudication at the Institute of Public Law, Bonn University, Germany. In 2003, he participated in the 42nd session of Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) as a delegate of the Republic of Korea.

Dr. Hwang has published numerous articles on a wide range of topics in constitutional law and constitutional litigation law. In 2005, he published recently a collection of poems entitled “A Message to the Revolutionaries” and two books: The History of Korean Constitutional Law and the Right to Life, and The Path Trod by a Constitutional Scholar: What is a Constitution.

Satoko Kitamura
Global Japanese Federation of Bar Fellow
Japan

Ms. Satoko Kitamura graduated from Keio University, Japan, with an LL.B. degree in 1996 and passed the bar examination in Japan in 1997. After completing the training program of the Judicial Research and Training Center established by the Supreme Court of Japan, she was registered as a lawyer with the Japan Federation of Bar Association (J.F.B.A.) and admitted to the Tokyo Bar Association (T.B.A.) in April 2000.

Ms. Kitamura has created a niche for herself as a legal specialist in human rights for foreigners in Japan. She has been active in defending foreigners against deportation, and her many high profile cases have attracted media coverage and include those for refugees from Afghanistan, an Iranian family, and a young orphaned Thai girl.

Ms. Kitamura has been a vice-chairperson of the “Committee for the Protection of Foreigner Human Rights” of the T.B.A. since April 2002, and in 2003, she was selected as Chairperson of the project team to eradicate the harassment of the children of Koreans living in Japan.

Ms. Kitamura became a member of the Committee of Human Rights Protection of the J.F.B.A. in 2003. In January 2004, after joining the executive committee of the J.F.B.A., she was involved in drafting the Fundamental Law for Human Rights for Foreigners and in charge of planning the J.F.B.A. Symposium, which was held in October 2004 with the aim of enacting the law.

Rufus Pichler
Global Engelberg Fellow from Practice
Germany

Mr. Rufus Pichler is currently on leave from his position as an attorney in the Technology Transactions Group of Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco. His practice at Morrison & Foerster focuses primarily on commercial transactions involving intellectual property, including among other things patent, know-how, and other license agreements, as well as development, manufacturing, supply, distribution, and other transactions in the technology and life sciences industries.

Mr. Pichler has specific experience in international intellectual property and commercial law including European Union and German law. He is admitted to practice in California and in Germany and has assisted clients from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States in various international transactions. In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Pichler served as adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law where he taught International Intellectual Property Law.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, from 1997 to 1999, Mr. Pichler held a research and teaching position at the Institute for Information, Telecommunications, and Media Law, University of Muenster, Germany, a leading academic institution in the field of Intellectual Property and Information Law. Among other things, Mr. Pichler taught classes on international intellectual property law, electronic commerce, and legal aspects of the information society. He published several articles and is a frequent speaker on IP/IT subjects. Mr. Pichler is the author of the chapter on international jurisdiction in one of Germany’s leading treatises on online and multimedia law ("Handbuch Multimedia-Recht") and also wrote a book on the law of electronic payment systems.

Mr. Pichler received his J.D. from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1995. He also received a J.S.M. (Master of the Science of Law) from Stanford Law School, United States, in 2000.


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2004-2005 Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Azhar Cachalia
Senior Global Fellow from Government
South Africa

Azhar Cachalia is a judge of the High Court of South Africa based in Johannesburg since January 2001. Prior to this he practiced as an attorney at Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Attorneys, where he was the firm's managing partner. As a practitioner he gained much experience in human rights and constitutional law.

He earned his LL.B. degree from the University of Witwatersand (Wits) in 1983 and a diploma in Income Tax Law also from Wits in 1994.

He had a long involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle and was first detained by the police as a student activist in 1978. In 1981, he was banned for five years. In terms of this banning order, he was prohibited from leaving his magisterial district in Benoni and being in the company of more than two persons at any one time. The banning order was lifted in 1983 when he played a prominent role in the formation of the Transvaal Indian Congress and the United Democratic Front. In 1985 he was elected national treasurer of the United Democratic Front and held this position until the UDF was disbanded in 1991, following the unbanning of the African National Congress.

He was also detained in 1981 prior to his banning order and again during the state of emergency in 1986. In 1988 he was again served with a banning order which effectively prohibited him from participating in the activities of the United Democratic Front. Between 1981 and 1989 his passport was withdrawn and he was prohibited from leaving the country.

During the 1980's as a practicing lawyer, he was involved in the defence of anti-apartheid activists, as well as ANC guerrillas. He was also involved in challenging various provisions of the state of emergency in court.

After 1990, he was a legal advisor of the African National Congress and represented the ANC in the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry. In 1992 he was awarded a fellowship at Yale University where he studied Constitutional Law. In 1995 he was appointed as an advisor to the Constitutional Assembly.  

As adviser to the Ministry of Safety and Security, he chaired the drafting team which was responsible for drafting the Police Act which came into operation on the 15 th of October 1995. In addition, he has been intimately involved in the various processes around the re-organisation and transformation of the South African Police Service. In 1996 he was appointed to the post of Secretary for Safety and Security.  

After serving four years in this capacity, he returned to legal practise for a year before being elevated to the bench in January 2001. After completing his fellowship at NYU he will return to South Africa where he will take up an acting appointment in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Xiaotong Feng
Global Fellow from Government
China

Having graduated from Peking University in 1990, Xiaotong Feng currently works in the legal office of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security as the deputy division director and a researcher. She is responsible for legal study and research related to various kinds of police operations, including setting up a supervising and law enforcement regulating system to make sure that police officers perform their duty properly. Xiaotong has participated in key research projects focused on law enforcement, such as "the working codes and procedures of police station of Beijing public security bureau."

Having served as the guideline and legal mentor for police officers at the operation level, Xiaotong now serves as the chief editor of the first internal periodical entitled "law enforcement of capital police" which was launched in 1996 under her initiative and efforts. The periodical has circulated over 80 issues and proved very helpful in exchanging experiences of police officers and improving their working abilities of law enforcement.

She is the author of an article entitled "How to Strengthen Investigation in Law Enforcement" in a Beijing police journal in 2004; a paper entitled "Transparency of Law Enforcement" published in the magazine of police study in 2003; and one chapter of "The Study of Police Law Enforcement" published in 2003.

Kazuko Ito
Global Fellow from Practice
Japan

Kazuko Ito is registered as a lawyer with the Tokyo Bar Association. In 1994 she became a member of the Criminal Defense Committee in Tokyo Bar Association (until 2000) and the Committee of Children's Human Rights and Juvenile Law in Tokyo Bar Association (until 2002). As a criminal lawyer, she has been handling many criminal and juvenile cases. In particular, she is a defense attorney of Retrial of Death Penalty - Nabari Case and Juvenile False Charge Case "Chofu Station Violence Case" both of which are supported by Japan Federation of Bar Association (JFBA).

Her experience with a false criminal charge case led to her becoming involved with the promotion and introduction of a jury system into Japan within the Bar Association. After the Saiban-In system--the Japanese civil participation system into criminal procedure--was proposed by the government, she worked in and outside the Bar Association to make this system useful and reliable as well as to advance a radical reform of criminal justice system in Japan. Since 2000, she has been a member of the Committee for Judicial Reform Promotion Center in JFBA. And in 2002 she established a citizens group for promotion this reform process, and worked as a member of the Steering Committee until the "Saiban-In system" was enacted in July 2004.

Kazuko Ito also works for human rights in the area of children's rights and women's rights, and peace. She handled the U.S. Yokota Air Base Pollution Lawsuit, a case about students' rights in some high schools in Japan, and sexual exploitation against Asian children by Japanese men, etc. She also works with some NGO groups in Japan for human rights and peace. She participated in the U.N. Beijing Women's Conference in 1995, and in the Hague Citizen's conference for Peace as a chairperson of "Japan Day" in 1999. She was involved with a movement to enact into law the ban of sexual exploitation against children and child pornography. Recently, she was involved in humanitarian aid activity for Iraqi children through a Japanese citizen's group. And she was involved with the rescue action of three Japanese hostages in Iraq, and working as their representative.  

Theodor Schilling
Global Emile Noel Fellow from Government
Germany & Luxembourg

Theodor Schilling is a lawyer-reviser in the European Court of Justice's translation directorate and an extraordinary (apl.) professor at Humboldt University. He regularly teaches international human rights law and the law of the WTO. Recent publications include a textbook on the international protection of human rights (2004), an article on the protection of human rights against Security Council resolutions (ZaöRV, issue 64/2, 2004) and an article on The Court of Justice's Revolution (ELRev. 2002, 445).

After having studied at the universities of Erlangen and Würzburg, a practical court training and a stint at the Bavarian Ministry of Finance, Theodor Schilling joined the ECJ's translation directorate where, with some interruptions, he has stayed since. The interruptions include a three years lectureship at the University of Edinburgh, a period as law clerk in Judge Bahlmann's chambers at the ECJ, visiting professorships at German universities and an EU Fellowship at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, United States.

Theodor Schilling gained an LL.M. from Edinburgh University, a Dr.jur.utr. from the University of Würzburg and a Dr.jur.habil. from Humboldt University. As a Global Fellow, he performed research on the constitutionalization of international law as a possible answer to globalization.

 

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