Rohan Edrisinha is a member of the faculty of law at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he specializes in constitutional law. Dr. Edrisinha is also a founder, director and head of the Legal Division at the Centre for Policy Alternatives, an independent public policy institute engaged in research and advocacy within the fields of conflict resolution, constitutional and law reform, human rights and governance. Edrisinha holds an LL.B from University of Colombo and an LL.M from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nicholas “Fink” Haysom of South Africa was appointed as Director for Political Affairs in his Executive Office by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in May 2007. Prior to this, Mr Haysom served as the head of UNAMI's ‘Office of Constitutional Support' from April 2005. Since leaving his position as Legal Advisor to President Mandela in 1999, Haysom has been engaged in resolving internal conflicts and advising on constitutional reform in East and Central Africa, and South and South East Asia.
Renata Segura is the Program Officer for the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, a program of the Social Science Research Council, where she leads the work in Latin America and the Caribbean. CPPF seeks to strengthen the knowledge base and analytical capacity of the United Nations system in the fields of conflict prevention and management, peacemaking and peace-building by providing UN staff with a systematic channel in which outside experts can further their national, regional, or thematic analysis in the area of conflict. Segura received her Ph.D.
Hassen Ebrahim received his law degree at the University of Edinburgh and Botswana and has since then become an important political figure in South Africa. Hassen Ebrahim spent 12 years in exile from South Africa because of his membership in the African National Congress. He returned from exile in 1991 to assist the ANC in establishing its legal structures within the country. Later in 1991, he joined the ANC's National negotiations team as its National Coordinator to facilitate the constitutional negotiations at Codesa and the Multi-Party Negotiations.
Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer and a Fellow in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University (ANU). His main fields of research are law and politics of constitutions, conflict and reconciliation, and the design of the state as part of post-conflict political settlements. He has been a constitutional adviser to the governments of Papua New Guinea and Uganda, having lived and worked in both countries. In Uganda, Regan was a full-time advisor for the country's constitution making process. In Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), Regan has been an adviser to the Bougainville parties from 1997 to present, as part of the Bougainville peace process.