The Secretariat is elected for a three-year period. The current Secretariat’s mandate expires September 2023. 


Dr. Kasey McCall- Smith

The Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh 

Executive secretary

Dr. Elaine Webster

Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law, University of Strathclyde. 


Executive Committee

The member institutes of the Executive Committee are elected in staggered three-year periods and their designated representatives act on behalf of the institutes while on the committee. The current Executive Committee includes: 

Melissa Castan

Monash University, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Aoife Nolan

Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham School of Law

Suzanne Egan

UCD Centre for Human Rights, College Dublin

Alejandro Fuentes

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Felipe Gómez Isa

Magnus Killander

Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Michael Lysander Fremuth

Manfred Nowak

Global Campus of Human Rights

Vesna Petrovic

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Elizabeth Salmón

Hans-Otto Sano

Danish Institute for Human Rights

Ingrid Westendorp, AHRI Vice-Chair

Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University

Roman Wieruszewski

Poznan Human Rights Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences

Jan Wouters

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

Gentian Zyberi

Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo