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Signatories to the Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere – December 10, 2018


David Alton (United Kingdom) – Lord Alton of Liverpool, Life Peer, Crossbench Member of the House of Lords
Rodrigo Vitorino Souza Alves (Brazil) – Director, Brazilian Center of Studies in Law and Religion
Kristina Arriaga (United States) – Vice Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
Carmen Asiaín Pereira (Uruguay) – Alternate Senator, General Assembly of Uruguay; Professor of Law and Religion, University of Montevideo
Paul Babie (Australia) – Director, Law and Religion Project, Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics, and Law, Adelaide
Andrew Bennett (Canada) – Program Director, Cardus Law; Former Ambassador for Religious Freedom and Head of the Office of Religious Freedom, Canada
Thomas C. Berg (United States) – James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Heiner Bielefeldt (Germany) – Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy, University of Erlangen; Former UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief
Sophie van Bijsterveld (Netherlands) – Senator, Estates General of the Netherlands; Professor of Religion, Law and Society, Radboud University
Ana María Celis Brunet (Chile) – Associate Professor, Center for Law and Religion, Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; President, National Council of the Chilean Church for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Accompaniment of Victims
Elizabeth A. Clark (United States) – Associate Director and Regional Advisor for Europe, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
S. David Colton (United States) – Chair, International Advisory Council, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Simona Cruciani (United States) – Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
Fadi Daou (Lebanon) – Chair and CEO, Adyan Foundation, Beirut
Ganoune Diop (Senegal) – Secretary General, International Religious Liberty Association
Gary B. Doxey (United States) – Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Thomas David DuBois (China) – Visiting Research Fellow, Fudan University Development Institute, Shanghai
W. Cole Durham, Jr. (United States) – Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Boris Falikov (Russia) – Associate Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities
Alessandro Ferrari (Italy) – Associate Professor, Department of Law, Economy, and Cultures, University of Insubria
Silvio Ferrari (Italy) – Emeritus Professor of Canon Law, University of Milan; Founder and Honorary Life President, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies
Ján Figeľ (Slovakia) – Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the European Union
Gabriel González Merlano (Uruguay) – Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities, Universidad Católica del Uruguay
T. Jeremy Gunn (Morocco) – Professor of Law and Political Science, International University of Rabat
Muhammed Haron (Botswana) – Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana
Charles Haynes (United States) – Vice President, Freedom Forum Institute / Religious Freedom Center; Senior Scholar, First Amendment Center
Mark Hill QC (United Kingdom) – Professor, Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
Amineh Ahmed Hoti (Pakistan/United Kingdom) – Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and Action
Scott E. Isaacson (United States) – Senior Fellow and Regional Advisor for Latin America, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
David M. Kirkham (United States) – Academic Director and Professor, Brigham Young University London Centre
Merilin Kiviorg (Estonia) – Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Human Rights, University of Tartu Faculty of Law
Douglas Laycock (United States) – Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Religious Studies, the University of Virginia
Tore Lindholm (Norway) – Emeritus Professor, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Nikos Maghioros (Greece) – Assistant Professor of Canon and Ecclesiastical Law, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Tahir Mahmood (India) – Distinguished Jurist Chair & Professor of Eminence, Faculty of Law, Amity University
Kishan Manocha (Poland) – Senior Adviser on Freedom of Religion or Belief, OSCE / ODIHR
Javier Martínez-Torrón (Spain) – Director, Department of Law and Religion, Complutense University Madrid School of Law
Nicholas Miller (United States) – Director, International Religious Liberty Institute, Andrews University
Dato’ Dr. Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin (Malaysia) – Associate Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Juan G. Navarro Floria (Argentina) – Professor of Law, Pontificia Universidad Catòlica Argentina
Jaclyn L. Neo (Singapore) – Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law; Deputy Director, Asian Law Institute
Ewelina Ochab (United Kingdom) – Author of Never Again: Legal Responses to a Broken Promise in the Middle East
Norberto Padilla (Argentina) – (deceased) President, Latin American Consortium for Religious Liberty
Patrick Parkinson (Australia) – Dean of Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
Fabio Petito (United Kingdom/Italy) – Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex; Scientific Co-ordinator, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs–ISPI initiative on Religions and International Relations
Peter Petkoff (United Kingdom) – Director of Religion, Law and International Relations Programme, Regent’s Park College, Oxford; Law Lecturer, Brunel Law School
Andrea Pin (Italy) – Associate Professor in Comparative Law, University of Padua
Clelia Piperno (Italy) – Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Teramo
Ann Power-Forde (Ireland) – Human Rights Jurist
Frank Ravitch (United States) – Professor of Law & Walter H. Stowers Chair of Law and Religion, Michigan State University College of Law
Gerhard Robbers (Germany) – Emeritus Professor, University of Trier; Former Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection of Rhineland-Palatinate
Neville Rochow SC (Australia) – Barrister/Board Member, University of Adelaide Research Unit for Society, Law and Religion
Melissa Rogers (United States) – Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
Hans Ingvar Filip Roth (Sweden) – Professor of Human Rights, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS)
Vanja-Ivan Savić (Croatia) – Associate Professor, Department for Legal Theory, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law
Brett G. Scharffs (United States) – Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Chris Seiple (United States) – President Emeritus, Institute for Global Engagement
Ahmed Shaheed (Maldives) – United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief
Marek Šmid (Slovakia) – Rector, Trnava University; President, Slovak Rectors’ Conference
Dicky Sofjan (Indonesia) – Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, Graduate School, Universitas Gadja Mada
Pinghua Sun (China) – Professor, China University of Political Science and Law
Katrina Lantos Swett (United States) – President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice; Former Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Nayla Tabbara (Lebanon) – Director, Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management, Adyan Foundation
Eiichiro Takahata (Japan) – Professor of Law, Nihon University College of Law, Tokyo
Jeroen Temperman (Netherlands) – Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Donlu Thayer (United States) – Publications Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Rik Torfs (Belgium) – Chair, Faculty of Canon Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Renáta Uitz (Hungary) – Chair (Director), Comparative Constitutional Law Program, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University
Marco Ventura (Italy) – Professor of Law and Religion, University of Siena; Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Juan Martín Vives (Argentina) – (deceased) Director, Center for Studies on Law and Religion, Universidad Adventista del Plata
Dmytro Vovk (Ukraine) – Director, Center for Rule of Law and Religion Studies, Yaroslav the Wise National Law University
Robin Fretwell Wilson (United States) – Director, Program in Family Law and Policy, University of Illinois


Ashagrie G. Abdi (United States and Ethiopia) – Attorney, specialized in International Human Rights and International Criminal Law
Esther Korantemaa Abuyeh (Ghana) – Legal Coordinator, Africa West Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Barbara F. Ackah-Yensu (Ghana) – Judge of the Court of Appeal
Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil (Malaysia) – Deputy CEO, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS)
Adams Olufemi Akewula (Nigeria) – Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan
Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi (Nigeria) – Faculty of Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Lagos School of Law
Adelaide Anno-Kumi (Ghana) – Chief Director, Ministry of the Interior
Ivan Arjona-Pelado (Spain) – President of the European Office of the Church of Scientology for Public Affairs and Human Rights
Ayodele Atsenuwa (Nigeria) – Professor, Department of Public Law, University of Lagos
Muhammad Jamshed Awan (Pakistan) – Advocate, Life Member Islamabad Bar Association
Cristian Badillo (Mexico) – Fundación en Promoción de la Familia y la Libertad
Fr. Nicholas Barla, SVD (India) – Secretary, Office for Tribal Affairs, Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI)
Sebonego Dellah Barungwi (Botswana) – Member, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Botswana; Deputy Manager, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Sidney K. Berman (Botswana) – Lecturer, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Botswana
Roberto Blancarte (Mexico) – Research Professor, Center for Sociological Studies, El Colegio de Mexico
Elias Kifon Bongmba (United States and Cameroon) – Harry and Hazel Chair in Christian Theology, Professor of Religion, Rice University
Nersido Borg (Dominican Republic) – Superintendent, Council of the Assemblies of God; President, Christian Dialogue and Representation Board
Shernaz Cama (India) – Director, UNESCO Parzor Foundation
Jayeel Cornelio (Philippines) – Atento de Manila University
Musa W. Dube (Botswana) – Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana
Pierre Dumas (Haiti) – Bishop of Anse-à-Veau et Miragoâne, Roman Catholic Church; Vice President, Episcopal Conference of Haiti
Anton Edmunds (Saint Lucia) – Ambassador of St. Lucia to the United States
Mohamed Elsanousi (Finland) – Executive Director, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers
Fatima Essop (South Africa) – Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; Lecturer in Private Law Department, University of Cape Town
Shad Sallem Farqui (Malaysia) – Tunku Abdul Rahman Chair, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Ahmed Salisu Garba (Nigeria) – Professor, Faculty of Law, Bauchi State University
Jessica Giles (United Kingdom) – SFHEA, Law Lecturer; Director of the Project on Interdisciplinary Law and Religion Studies, The Open University
Célestine Gnonzion (Côte d’Ivoire) – Professor, Faculty of Information, Communication, and Arts, Félix Houphouet-Boigny University
Yasser Latif Hamdani (Pakistan) – Named Partner at Hamdani & Malik Barristers, Advocates and Legal Consultants; Former Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School; Member Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (UK)
Ross Holder (Ireland) – Trinity College Dublin
Cyril Hovorun (United States) – Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University; Acting Director, Huffington Ecumenical Institute
Akinola Ibidapo-Obe (Nigeria) – Professor and Former Dean of the Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law, University of Lagos
Arif A. Jamal (Singapore) – University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Tassaduq H. Jillani (Pakistan) – Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Faith Kabata (Kenya) – Lecturer and Chair, Department of International Law, Kenyatta University School of Law
Mmapula Diana Kebaneilwe (Bostwana) – Senior Lecturer, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana
Malebogo Kgaleman (Botswana) – Senior Lecturer, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana
Fr. Dr. Hanna Kildani (Israel) – Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Israel
Herman Kiriama (Kenya) – Associate Professor, Research and Extension, Kisii University
Elizabeta Kitanović (Serbia) – Executive Secretary for Human Rights, The Conference of European Churches
Rev. Vijayesh Lal (India) – General Secretary, Evangelical Fellowship of India
Annette Lantos Tillemann-Dick (United States) – M.A.R., Harvard Divinity School; Co-Chairman, Advisory Committee of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice
Pavel Levushkan (Latvia) – Editor-in-Chief, Baznica.info; Latvian Institute for Intercultural Communication
Tshimangadzo Edward Mafadza (South Africa) – Chief Executive Officer, Cultural, Religious and Linguisic (CRL) Rights Commission
Olakunle Williams Makinde (Nigeria) – Deputy Director, National Commissions for Museums and Monuments
Jonatas Machado (Portugal) – Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidade de Coimbra
Paul Martens (United States) – Associate Professor of Ethics, Department of Religion, Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, Baylor University
David Moore (United States) – Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Luka David Mosoma (South Africa) – Chairperson, Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CLR Commission), former Vice Chancellor at the University of South Africa
Marlino Mubai (Mozambique) – Lecturer and Chair, History Department, Eduardo Mondlane University
Rev. Simbarashe Munamati (Zimbabwe) – Vice Principal, Murray Theological College
Saibu Mutaru (Ghana) – PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Stephan Nawa (Botswana) – Philosophy Lecturer, University of Botswana
Rodah Nthapelelang (Botswana) – Lecturer, Department of French, University of Botswana
Prigol Odacyr (Brazil) – Chair of the Curitiba Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and Managing Partner of Prigol Advogados Associados
Joel Okindoh (Kenya) – Assistant to the President, Seventh-day Adventist Church East-Central Africa Region; Secretary General, All Africa Religious Liberty Conference (AARLC)
Rev. Philip Kwadwo Okyere (Ghana) – PhD Candidate, Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana
Adesina Olukani (Nigeria) – Senior Fellow, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University
Afis Ayinde Oladosu (Nigeria) – Professor of Middle Eastern, North African, and Cultural Studies, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan
Habibat Oladosu-Uthman (Nigeria) – Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan
Hannah Idowu Olusoga-Tinubi (Nigeria) – Lecturer, Department of Social Justice, College of Social and Management Sciences, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
Aldrin Peñamora (Philippines) – Executive Director, Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission of the Philippine
Navanethem Pillay (South Africa) – Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Former Judge of the International Criminal Court; President, Nuremberg Principles Academy Council; President, International Coalition against the Death Penalty
Mary-Anne Plaatjies-Van Huffel (South Africa) – (deceased) Senior Lecturer in Ecclesiology, University of Stellenbosch; Africa President, World Council of Churches
Jonathan Prendas Rodriguez (Costa Rica) – Member, National Assembly, Republic of Costa Rica
Kofi Quashigah (Ghana) – Dean of the School of Law, University of Ghana
Catalin Valentin Raiu (Romania) – Lecturer in Political Science, University of Bucharest; Member, Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief at ODIHR/OSCE
Dr Mujibur Rehman (India) – Faculty, Jamia Millia Central University, New Delhi
Olga Rosenkranzová (Czech Republic) – Assistant Professor of Legal Theory, Department of Legal Theory and Legal History, Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc
Gary B. Sabin (United States) – General Authority Seventy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Ricardo Sale, Jr. (Brazil) – Judge, Tribunal of Justice, São Paulo State
Lee-Shae Logan Scharnick-Udemans (South Africa) – Senior Researcher, Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, Department of Religion and Theology, University of Cape Town
Motlotlegi Sebakanyana (Botswana) –
Senzokuhle Doreen Setume (Botswana) – Lecturer of Religious Studies, Molepolole College of Education, University of Botswana
Ryosho Shoji (Japan) – Director, International Relations, All Japan Young Buddhist Association; Deputy Secretary General, The World Fellowship of Buddhists
Fortune Sibanda (Zimbabwe) – Associate Professor in Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Great Zimbabwe University
Rita Somfai (Hungary) – Operation Director, Wonderduck Agency
Tanto Richard Talla (Cameroon) – Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of History, University of Bamenda
Eugene Tan Kheng Boon (Singapore) – Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Andrew Teal (United Kingdom) – Chaplain, Fellow and Lecturer in Theology, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
Archbishop Theodosis (Atallah Hannah) (Jerusalem) – Archbishop of Savastia of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Sohail Wahedi (Netherlands) – PhD Candidate, Erasmus School of Law


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