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ROD STONEMAN

CHRA Director

Rod is also Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital media at the National University of Ireland. Previously Ron was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board until September 2003.  Prior to that a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.

ZOE ALIOZI

Human Rights Expert & Lawyer

She is the founder and Secretary-General of Citizens Rights Watch an international human rights NGO. Dr. Aliozi received her PhD in political philosophy from LUISS University in Rome, Italy, and has been a visiting scholar in the Philosophy Department of Georgetown University in Washington D.C., USA. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher for the Irish Centre for Human Rights, where she conducts research, teaching, and advocacy

CHRISTOPHER HIRD

Founder & Managing Director

of Dartmouth Films

Chair of the Channel Four Britdoc Foundation. He worked as a stockbroker before becoming a journalist with The Economist, the New Statesman & Sunday Times. He then moved on to a career in television, working as a reporter on Channel Four's current affairs programme. He was joint managing director of Fulcrum TV for more than 20 years. He is executive producer of The Terror & The Truth, a three part series which was awarded the European Union Humanitarian Award. 

CHARLOTTE LINDSEY- CURTET

Director of Communications

She began her career at the British Red Cross as information and marketing officer and subsequently as head of project before joining the ICRC in 1993. She worked in the field for five years as delegate, coordinator and head of sub-delegation. She has since held a number of posts at headquarters including head of the " women and war " project, deputy head of division and deputy director of communication.

NICK DANZIGER

Program Director

Nick is a leading practitioner in the field of human rights documentary making, photographer and writer, who acts as the senior facilitator of the discussions during the school and facilitate workshops.

PROFESSOR WILLIAM SCHABAS

Director of Irish Centre for Human Rights

KELLY MATHESON

Attorney & Filmmaker

At WITNESS Kelly worked to launch the first Video Advocacy Institute. She then turned her attention to the human rights issues in the United States co-producing and co-directing films about abuse and neglect of older Americans, the commercial sexual exploitation of children and climate justice. As an attorney, she worked as a Law Fellow in Tanzania researching citizens' rights to bring suit against their governments when governments broke their own laws.

MARGREET CORNELIUS

Program Coordinator

Margreet Cornelius is the Programme Coordinator of the educational department at Movies that Matter; an organisation originating from the film festival department of Amnesty International in The Netherlands.

CLAUDIA MODONESI

Associate Director

Claudia’s expertise on human rights expertise is built on the professional experiences gained at the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights in Geneva, the OSCE and the European Commission in Brussels. Founder of Human Rights Culture, a charity aimed at promoting human rights education and awareness through visual arts.

DR EMMA SANDON

Film & TV lecturer at Birbeck

She is a Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, in Archive and Public Culture, as well as being on the core management team and advisory board of AHR funded project, "Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire". She is currently working on a book entitled "Television Entertainment: The Early History of BBC Television at Alexandra Palace 1936-1952".

JUANITA WILSON

Director & Writer

Her short film The Door received an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) in 2009 and an Academy Award nomination in 2010. Her debut feature film As If I Am Not There received the 2011 Irish Film and Television Award for best film, best script, and best director.

Global Legal Scholar at University of Warwick School of Law. He has attained BA and MA degrees from the University of Toronto, as well as LLB, LLM and LLD degrees from the University of Montreal. He has written twenty-one books on the subject of international human rights law, as well as more than 250 articles in academic journals.