Victor Ochen is a Ugandan born and raised in Lira, (Abia – Internally Displaced Peoples) camp in northern Uganda. He is the founder and director of African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET), he became the first Ugandan and youngest African Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and has been named the United Nations Ambassador for Peace and Justice (representing SDG Goal 16), he is the recipient of African regional and Pan-Commonwealth Youth Worker’s awards, and also recipient of Mundo Negro Fraternity award by the Daniel Comboni Missionaries of Spain, and still among other recognition, Victor has been appointed as a Global Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Gender, Forced Displacement and Protection.
Tiffany R. Gravel
Tiffany Gravel is a full-time professional filmmaker and photographer with more than 15 years of experience in the United States and across Eastern and Southern Africa. She has produced and shot hundreds of videos for commercial, corporate and fund-raising use for the likes of UNICEF, European Union, BBC, Tusk Foundation, Le Creuset, and many more. She is accustomed to working in high pressure, high stakes environments where one must deliver the highest quality product without excuse.
Prof. Tim McCormack
On 1 March 2016, Professor Tim McCormack was appointed to the Advisory Board of The Hague Justice Portal and the Peace, Justice and Security Foundation - The Hague. Tim McCormack is a Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania Law School and the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He is currently a Fulbright Senior Scholar and the Charles H Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and has been appointed Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in January 2016. He was the Foundation Australian Red Cross Professor of International Humanitarian Law (1996–2010) and Foundation Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (2001–2010) at Melbourne Law School. Tim acted as amicus curiae on international law issues for the Judges of Trial Chamber III for the trial of Slobodan Milošević before the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (2002–2006), provided expert law of war advice in the defence of David Hicks before the US Military Commission in Guantánamo Bay and acted as an international observer (with Lord David Trimble) for Phase II of the Turkel Commission of Enquiry into Israel’s Processes for Investigating Alleged Violations of the Law of Armed Conflict. Tim is co-editor-in-chief (with Sir Christopher Greenwood) of the International Humanitarian Law Series (Brill Nijhoff) and Correspondents’ Reports Editor for the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Springer). He is co-editor (with Dr Rain Liivoja) of the Routledge Handbook on the Law of Armed Conflict (Routledge - forthcoming 2016) and also co-editor (with Dr Georgina Fitzpatrick and Dr Narrelle Morris) of Australia's War Crimes Trials 1945-51 (Brill Nijhoff - forthcoming 2016).
Regina Weiss is an Australian human rights barrister with extensive experience in the international domain. Regina was a prosecution lawyer at the International Criminal Court from 2007 to 2016 and worked on cases emanating predominantly from east Africa in the Court’s formative years. She worked on the ground in situation countries and regularly appeared before the pre-trial and trial Chambers of the ICC at the seat of the Court in The Hague. Her domestic practice includes acting for plaintiffs in sexual abuse matters and reviews/inquiries into human rights abuses in sports. Regina is the ICC Bar Association Focal Point on sexual and gender-based violence, appears on the ICC list of counsel for Victims and Defence, is the Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Chair (Tas) and is a Tasmanian Bar Council Member. https://derwentandtamarchambers.com/barristers/regina-weiss/
Jimmy Odong grew up as an orphan in Northern Uganda and was raised by his loving grandmother. Due to the constant brutal attacks & child abductions by the LRA, he was forced to live in and out of Displacement camps for his entire childhood. When he was 13 he was abducted by LRA soldiers in his hut in the middle of the night and taken, along with his two cousins. After nearly 2 years of imprisonment by the LRA, deep in the bush, he was able to escape and go back to his family in Kitgum. Jimmy has spent the last 5 years building Tara Pa Luo, an online group that focuses on bringing the Acholi community around the world together and showcasing their tribal history. He is also the founder & CEO of Lima Global Ltd., a company that helps Ugandans who are working out of the country by providing and managing their very own savings accounts and also provide project management for all Uganda residential and commercial real estate developments.