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IMADR Officers

President
Nimalka Fernando (Sri Lanka) Lawyer
Vice Presidents
Bernadette Hétier (France) Co-President, Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amite entre les Peuples(MRAP)
Mario Jorge Yutzis (Argentina) Former member, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Kinhide Mushakoji (Japan) Executive Director, Centre for Asia Pacific Partnership (CAPP), Osaka University of Economics and Law; Former Vice-Rector, United Nations University
Directors
Romani Rose (Germany) Chairman, Central Council of German Sinti and Roma
Rodolfo Stavenhagen (Mexico) Professor, El Colegio de Mexico; Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedom of indigenous people
Theo van Boven (Netherlands) Professor, University of Maastricht
Burnad Fatima Natesan (India) President, Tamil Nadu Women’s Forum (TNWF); President, Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED)
Durga Sob (Nepal) President, Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO)
Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi (Nigeria) Executive Director, Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)
Michael O. Sharpe (USA/Netherlands) Assistant Professor of Political Science, York College of the City University of New York
Shigeyuki Kumisaka (Japan) President, Buraku Liberation League
Tadashi Kato (Japan) Executive Director, Ainu Association of Hokkaido
Shin Hae Bong (Japan) Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Aoyama Gakuin University
Inspectors
Ryu Matsumoto (Japan) Vice-President, Buraku Liberation League; Member of the House of Representatives
Koshi Yamazaki (Japan) Professor of Law, Niigata Law School, Niigata University
Secretary-General
Yuriko Hara (Japan) Permanent staff member, IMADR Secretariat (Tokyo)
Under-Secretaries-General
Catherine Cadou (France) Research fellow on Japanese studies; Freelance
Martin Kaneko (Austria/Japan) Professor, Nihon Women’s University
Kenzo Tomonaga (Japan) Director, Buraku Liberation and Human Rights Research Institute (BLHRRI)
Toru Matsuoka (Japan) Secretary-General, Buraku Liberation League
Megumi Komori (Japan) Permanent staff member, IMADR Secretariat (Tokyo)
Advisory Panel
Tonya Gonnella Frichner (USA) Representative, American Indian Law Alliance
Jan Niessen (Netherlands/Belgium) Director, Migration Policy Group
Peter Nobel (Sweden) Former member, UN CERD
Helene Sackstein (Switzerland) Gender and Child Protection Specialist
George E. Tinker (USA) Professor, Iliff School of Theology
Penda Mbow (Senegal) Professor, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar
Jun Nishikawa (Japan) Professor, Waseda University
Kim Dong Hoon (Korea/Japan) Professor, Ryukoku University

Staff Members at IMADR/IMADR-JC (Permanent staff only)
Yuriko Hara Secretary-General
Megumi Komori Under-Secretary-General
Taisuke Komatsu Geneva Office

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