Experts in education rights


The Scientific Committee of GELF is composed of outstanding practitioners and experts in education rights, law and policy from all continents, covering a broad array of fields related to  education law and policy.

  • Africa
    • Nadia Bernoussi, a.o. Prof. at ENA Rabat & Vice-President International Association & Academy of Constitutional Law, Morocco
    • Jonathan Jansen, Prof., Writer & Rector at University of the Free State & former biology teacher, South Africa
    • Relebohile Moletsana, Prof. Rural Education at University of Kwazulu, Council on Higher Education, South Africa
    • Winnie Mitullah, Prof. University of Nairobi, Chair Kenya National Commission for Unesco Program committee.
    • Francis Moneke; Executive Director Human Rights & Empowerment Project, Nigeria
    • Romain Murenzi, Director UNESCO Division of Science Policy and Capacity building (SC/PCB), Former Minister of Education, Rwanda
    • Gerard Niyungeko, former president African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, Unesco Chair Education and Peace, University of Burundi.

World of Education Law

  • Asia and Polynesia
    • Liu Baocun, Prof. Beijing Normal University, President Comparative Education Society of Asia, Vice President China Comparative Education Society, China
    • Fatt-Hee Tie, Prof. Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia
    • Je Cheol Ung, Prof. Hanyang University, South Korea
    • Ruhi Paul, Prof. National Law University, India
    • Deka Stuti, Ass. Prof. Gauhati University, Writer, India
    • Sally Varnham, Prof. of Education Law University of Technology Sydney, Australia, former Chair University Academic Board.
    • Yosuke Yotoriyama, Ass. Prof. at Niigata University, former Chief Editor Group of NGO´s alternative UN national report, Japan
  • Central and Eastern Europe
    • Zamir Dika, Prof. and Rector South East European University, Macedonia
    • Isak Froumin, Head National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
    • Georgiy Kasianov, Prof. & Dir. at International Renaissance Foundation, Writer, Ukraine
    • Nikoleta Mita, Prof. University of Tirana & adjunct prof. Clemson University (USA), Author, Albania
  • Europe
    • Pedro Barbas Homem, Director & Prof. Centro de Estudos Judiciaros, Lisbon, Portugal
    • Walter Berka, Em. Prof. University of Salzburg, Board REM, Recht der Jugend und des Bildungswesens, Verfassungspreis, Austria
    • Birgit Brock-Utne, Prof. Education and Development at University of Oslo, Norway
    • Hans-Peter Füssel, Em. Prof. at Institute for International Educational Research, Germany
    • Dympna Glendenning, Dr. Author, Barrister and former principal, Ireland
    • Neville Harris, Prof. University of Manchester, Editor Education Law Journal, UK
    • Merilin Kiviorg, University of Tartu, Oxford Royale Academy, Teaching Fellow, Estonia
    • Andrea Maccarini, Prof. University of Padova, Chair section Education Italian Sociological Association & OECD-Ceri representative, Italy
    • Ingo Richter, president Irmgard Coninx Foundation, Em. Prof., Editor Recht der Jugend und des bildungswesens, Germany
    • Sharon Todd, Prof. Maynooth University, Ireland
    • Roberto Toniatti, Prof. Trento University, Member European Group of Public Law, Italy
    • Ben Vermeulen, Council of State, Prof. Radboud Univ. & VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Rubens Becak, Ass. Prof. and former secretary General University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Jose Joaquin Brunner, Prof. Unesco Chair Comparative Education Policy, Diego Portales University, Chile
    • Maria de Ibarrola, former Chairman Mexican Association of Educational Researchers (COMIE), Education Research Dep. Cinvestav National Polytechnic Institute Mexico City
    • Juny Montoya, director Ethics Centre Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
    • Carlos Rátis, Universidade Federal de Bahia, Initiator Constitutional Law Institute, Brazil
  • Middle East
    • Ibrahim Hamarash, Vice-President and Prof. at Salahaddin University, Endeavour Award, Iraq
    • Asher Maoz, Prof. & Dean of the Peres Academic Law School, Rehovot, member Steering Committee ISPAC, Editor in Chief Law, Society & Culture, Israel
    • Sari Nusseibeh, Philosopher and President Al-Quds University East Jerusalem, The Four Freedoms Award (2004), Palestina
  • North America
    • Lynn Bosetti, Fellow Barbara Mitchell Centre, Prof. University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Rick Garnett, Prof. & constitutional advocate University of Notre Dame, USA
    • Charles Russo, Director Educational Leadership University of Dayton, Ohio, USA
    • John Merrifield, editor School System Reform Journal, prof. at University of Texas, USA
    • Fernand de Varennes, Dean & Prof. Université de Moncton, minority rights expert, Canada

Various other experts in education law and policy are involved in activities of GELF, by example the 7 committees that prepare the Global Agenda for Education Rights.