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MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION

MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION

FOR THE RIGHT OF FAMILY VISITS

ARGENTINA

  • Adolfo Perez Esquivel –  Nobel Laureate
  • Beinusz Szmukler – President of the Argentinean Lawyers Association in Buenos Aires (AABA)
  • Estella Carlotto – President  of the Plaza de Mayo Grandmothers
  • Hebe de Bonafini – President of the Plaza de Mayo Mothers
  • Nora Cortiñas – President of the Plaza de Mayo Mothers-Línea Fundadora
  • Stella Calloni – Journalist and Writer
  • Fray Antonio Puigjané –  Franciscan Priest from the Orden de los Capuchinos
  • Atilio Borón – Sociologist, Member of the International Directory of Social Sciences Council of the UNESCO
  • Graciela Rosemblum – President Argentinean League for the Rights of Mankind
  • Carlos Zamorano –  Jurist, Secretary of the Human Right Lawyer Association Bs.As
  • León Rozichtner – Philosopher, Writer, Konex Prize 2004

BELGIUM

  • Father François Houtart – Priest and Sociologist. Director of the Tricontinental Center
  • Kurt De Loor – Member of the European Parliament
  • Bart Staes – Member of the European Parliament
  • Eloi Glorieux – Member of the Flemish Parliament
  • Paul Bekaert – Member of the Board of the Human Rights League and President of the Bruges Lawyers Association.

BOLIVIA

  • Loyola Guzmán – Member of the National Assembly
  • Antonio Peredo Leigue – Senator
  • Demir Rafael Chávez González – Diplomat
  • Rosario Valenzuela Sotomayor – Writer
  • Jorge Sanjinés – Filmmaker

BRASIL

  • Emir Sader – Executive Secretary of CLACSO (Latin-American Council of Social Sciences)
    Marilia Guimarães – Writer, member of the Brazil Chapter of In Defense of the Humanity

CANADA

  • William Sloan – President of the American Association of Jurists (Canadian Brand)
  • Arnold August – Writer and Researcher
  • James Cockcroft – Writer
  • David Suzuki – United Nations Medal on Environment 1985, Official Order of Canada 1976, Premium Kalinga on Sciences UNESCO 1986, President of David Suzuki Foundation.

CHILE

  • Judge Juan Guzmán Tapia
  • Hugo Gutiérrez – Human Rights Lawyer (Pinochet case), Professor of the School of Law, University of Arcis

ECUADOR

  • Pablo Guayasamin Monteverde – President  Guayasamín Foundation
  • Alfredo Vera Arrata – Former Ministry of Education, Writer and Journalist
  • Marco Antonio Toscano Arroyo – Professor School of Administrative Sciences, central University of Ecuador
  • Dax Toscano Segovia – Professor and Journalist

EGYPT

  • Samir Amin – President of the Alternative World Forum

EL SALVADOR

  • Salvador Sánchez Ceren –Vice-President of El Salvador, Professor
  • Juan Carranza – Jurist

FRANCE

  • Danielle Mitterand – President  Francia-Libertades Foundation
  • Roland Weil – Jurist
  • Ignacio Ramonet – Journalist and Writer
  • Ramon Chao – Journalist and Writer
  • Hernando Calvo Ospina – Journalist and Writer
  • Sami Nair – Sociologist, Philosopher
  • Salim Lamrani – Professor, Writer and Journalist.
  • Father Jacques Jean Edmond Georges Gaillot – Former Catholic Bishop

GERMANY

  • Herta Däubler-Gmelin – Former Federal Minister of Justice, Member of the Bundestag.
  • Günter Belchaus – Jurist, former Counselor of the German Federal Ministry of Justice.

GREAT BRITAIN

  • Father Geoffrey Bottoms – Catholic Priest
  • Glenys Kinnock – Member of the European Parliament

GUATEMALA

  • Rigoberta Menchú – Nobel Laureate
  • Elmar Rojas – Former Minister of Culture, Plastic Artist

HUNGARY

  • István Meszáros – Philosopher and Writer

ISRAEL

  • Pedro Goldfarb – Professor Hebrew University, Member of the Kibutz Itzjak

ITALY

  • Domenico Losurdo – Philosopher
  • Marco Rizzo – Member of the European Parliament
  • Matteo Carbonelli – General Secretary of the “Legal Union for the Tutelage of the Human Rights”, Professor of International Law
  • Bianca Pitzorno – Writer
  • Claudio Magris – Writer, Príncipe de Asturias Prize, 2004
  • 36 Former Congress people and 18 Former Senators- XV Legislature of Italian Parliament
  • Luciano Vasapollo – Sociologist, Writer
  • Rita Martufi – Writer

MEXICO

  • Yeidckol Polevnsky – Vice-President of the Mexican Senate
  • Gilberto López y Rivas – Professor-Researcher of the National Institute of History and Anthropology, Journalist of La Jornada
  • Hilda Venegas Negrete – Vice-president of the National Network of Leftist Lawyers of México, President of Women for Democracy
  • Luís Hernández Navarro – Co-editor of opinion of “La Jornada “
  • Padre Raúl Lugo Rodríguez – Catholic Priest
  • Pablo González Casanova – Sociologist, International Award José Martí UNESCO 2003
  • Cuauhtémoc Amezcua Dromundo – Representative, Professor of Political Sciences, Universidad Autónoma, México.

NICARAGUA

  • Father Miguel D´Escoto Brockmann – President Pro-Tempore of the United Nation National Assembly, former minister of Foreign Relations, Catholic Priest
  • Father Ernesto Cardenal – Catholic Priest, Writer
  • Father Uriel Molina – Catholic Priest

PALESTINE

  • Khaled Salama – Representative,  member of the National Palestinian Council, Honour President of the federation of Arab Entities of Latin America FEARAB-America

PARAGUAY

  • Martín Almada– Jurist, Alternative Nobel Prize 2002

PERU

  • Marco Martos Carrera – President of the Language Academy of Peru
  • Hildebrando Pérez Grande – Poet and Writer, Casa de las Américas Award
  • Gustavo Espinoza – Former Peruvian Congresist , former Secretary General of the Peruvian Workers Organization

PUERTO RICO

  • Rafael Cancel Miranda – Poet and Independentist Fighter (was in US prisons for 25 years)
  • Danny Rivera –Musician, Founder of the International Institute of Music and Plastic Arts.
  • Pablo Marcano Garcia – Painter
  • Gervasio Morales Rodríguez – Director of “Claridad”

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Father Michael Lapsley – Director of the Institute for the Memory Recovery

SWEDEN

  • Eva-Brit Svensson – Member of the European Parliament

SPAIN

  • Rosa Regás – Writer,  Planeta Award 2001, Award of the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents 2005,  Chevalier Order from the Legion d’ Honneur of France
  • Ignasi Guardans – Member of the European Parliament
  • Javier Sádaba – Philosopher
  • Belén Gopegui – Writer
  • Alfonso Sastre – Playwriter
  • Father Benjamín Forcano – Priest
  • Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo – Professor of International Private Law, Granada University
  • Manuel Talens – Writer
  • Carlos Martínez – Editor of “Rebelión”
  • Santiago Alba Rico – Writer
  • Juan Madrid – Novelist, Historian and Movie Director
  • Juan Kalvellido – Caricaturist
  • Manuel Bonmati – Secretary of the International Policy of the General Union of Workers (UGT)
  • Joseba Echevarría– Coordinator of the International Commission of the General Union of Workers (UGT).
  • Andrés Sopeña Monsalve – Writer, Professor of International Private Law of the Granada University
  • Marcos Ana – Poet and Writer
  • Diego Navarro – Sociologist

UNITED STATES

  • Bishop Thomas Gumbleton – Former Catholic Bishop of Detroit
  • Reverend Dr. Joan Brown Campbell – Former Secretary General of the National Council of Churches of the United States
  • Danny Glover – Actor
  • Gayle McLaughlin – Mayor of Richmond, California
  • Alice Walker – Writer
  • Noam Chomsky – Linguist and Writer
  • Howard Zinn – Historian and Writer
  • Esteban Torres – Former US Congressman
  • Wayne Smith – Former Chief of the US Interest Section in Cuba
  • Michael Parenti – Author
  • Angela Davis – Professor of History, California University, Santa Cruz
  • Yury Kochiyama – Civil Right activist
  • Peter Phillips – Professor Sociology, Director Project Censored
  • Melvin MacKay – President of ILWU Local 10, San Francisco, California
  • Dolores Huerta – Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers Union

VENEZUELA

  • Deputy Emil Guevara Muñoz – Member of the Latin-American Parliament and National Coordinator of the Friendship and Solidarity Movement Venezuela-Cuba
  • Deputy Amilcar Figueroa – Co-President of the Latin-American Parliament
  • Stella Lugo de Montilla – First Lady of the State of Falcon and President of the Bolivarian Council of State First Ladies.
  • Marelis Pérez Marcano – Member of the National Assembly
  • Alicia Herrera – Journalist and Writer
  • María León – Minister of Women Affairs
  • Deputy Víctor Chirinos – President of the Venezuelan Parliamentary Group to the Latin-American Parliament and Vice President of the Latin American Parliament.

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