About the authors

AuthorMark Freeman, Gibran Van Ert
About the Authors
Mark Freeman holds a BA in liberal arts from McGill University, an
LLB from the University of Ottawa, and an LLM from Columbia Uni-
versity. He has published extensively on human rights topics and is
currently co-authoring a book on procedural fairness and truth com-
missions (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Based in Toronto, he is
an independent consultant on human rights issues affecting states in
democratic and post-conflict transition. He has conducted missions to
a wide range of countries including Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and
Serbia and Montenegro. A member of the Law Society of Upper Cana-
da, he will be a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of
Law in January 2005.
Gibran van Ert holds a BA in history from McGill University, an MA in
law from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and an LLM from the Uni-
versity of Toronto. He is a former law clerk to Madam Justice Prowse
of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (2001–2) and to Justices
Gonthier and Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada (2003). He is the
author of Using International Law in Canadian Courts (Kluwer Law
International, 2002). He is a member of the Law Society of British
Columbia and practises in Vancouver.

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