Declaration Signatories


Name of signatory


Professor Dapo Akande

Faculty of Public International Law, University of Oxford, Member of the UN International Law Commission 2023-2027

Professor Lord David Alton, KCSG, KCMCO

former MP 1979-1997, former Professor of Citizenship, and Independent Crossbench Member of the House of Lords.

Lord David Anderson KBE QC

Barrister and Cross-Bench Member of House of Lords, former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation 2011-2017, former monitor at Council of Europe Human Rights Division, Visiting Professor, Centre of European Law at King’s College London

Rosalia Arteago Serrano

former President of Ecuador 1997

Paul Auster

New York, Writer

Robert Badinter

former Minister of Justice of France 1981-1986, former President of the Constitutional Council 1986-1995 and a former member of the Senate 1995-2011), former President of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, OSCE 1995-2013

Sali Berisha

former President of Albania 1992-1997, Prime Minister 2005-2013

Tom Blackmore

Grandson of David Maxwell Fyfe

Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Faculty of International Law, University of Geneva

Nicola Bonucci

former Director for Legal Affairs, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Professor Hamit Bozarslan

Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France

Sir Nicolas Bratza

former President of the European Court of Human Rights

Robert Brinkley CMG 

former British Ambassador to Ukraine

Claire Brisset 

former Ombudsperson for Children, France

Professor Timothy Brook

Faculty of History, University of British Columbia, Canada

Rt. Hon Gordon Brown

former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 2007-2010

Kjell M. Brygfjeld

Attorney, Advokatfirma Endresen Brygfjeld Torall

Professor Olga Butkevych

President of the Ukrainian Association of International Law 

Professor Volodymyr Butkevych

former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Landon Butler

former Deputy Chief of Staff for President Carter

Micheline Calmy-Rey

former President of Switzerland 2007 and 2011

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

former President of Brazil 1995-2003

Javier Cercas

Barcelona, Writer

Hikmet Cetin

former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey 1991-1994, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly 1997-1999, Deputy Prime Minister 1995

Laura Chinchilla 

former President of Costa Rica 2010-2014

Emil Constantinescu

former President of Romania 1996-2000

Hans Corell

former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel of the United Nations

Bruno Cotte

former President of the Pre-Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Court

Herman De Croo

Minister of State (Belgium), Honorary Speaker of the House, former Cabinet Member and elected MP

Olivier De Schutter

UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor at UCLouvain (Belgium) and at Sciences Po (Paris).

Jean-Marie Delarue 

former Inspector General of the Places of Deprivation of Liberty, France

Vincent Delbos

Honorary Judge, France

Ruiz Devesa

Member of the European Parliament (Socialist and Democrats)

Dr. Mark Ellis

Executive Director, International Bar Association

Claudia Escobar Mejia

former Judge, Guatemala, Distinguished Visiting Professor George Mason University

Benjamin Ferencz

former Prosecutor Nuremberg Military Tribunal 

Don Ferencz

former Chair of the Global Institute for the Prevention of the Crime of Aggression

Dr Élise Féron

Senior Research Fellow, Tampere Peace Research Institute, Tampere University, Finland

Jan Fisher

former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic 2009-2010

Hon Yves Fortier PC, CC, OQ, QC

Arbitrator and International Lawyer, Montreal

Isabelle Fouchard 

Chargée de Recherches, CNRS-HDR

Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle

former President of Chile 1994-2000

Professor Emeritus Willem Frijhoff

Faculty of Cultural History, G.Ph. Verhagen chair at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stephen Fry

London, Writer

Professor Hannah R. Gary

US Fulbright Scholar, University of Olso Law PluriCourts Centre and USC Gould School of Law

Professor Timothy Garton Ash

European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford

Robert Gelbard

former US Ambassador, Special Representative of President Clinton for the Balkans, former Assistant Secretary of State

Rt. Hon Nus Ghani MP

Conservative MP for Wealden, BEIS Select Committee Member UK, Delegate to NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Professor Emeritus Geneviève Giudicelli-Delage

Faculty of Law, University Paris 1, France

Dame Audrey Glover

former Director of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights , OSCE

Professor Mykola Gnatovsky

Faculty of International Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, former President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 2015–2021

Richard Goldstone

former Chief Prosecutor International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; former Judge Constitutional Court of South Africa

Felipe González

former Prime Minister of Spain 1982-1996

Professor Ryan Goodman

Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Just Security, Co-Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law

Professor Axel Gosseries

FNRS & UCLouvain, Hoover Chair

Philippe Gosseries

Emeritus Judge, Court of Cassation, Belgium

Dr Catherine Gousseff

Historian, CNRS (French National Center for Research), Paris

Dalia Grybauskaitė

former President of Lithuania 2009-2019

Professor Steven Haines

Public International Law, University of Greenwich

Baroness Brenda Hale QC

former President of the UK Supreme Court 2017-2020

Tarja Halonen

former President of Finland 2000-2012

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

former President of Estonia 2006-2016

Serhiy Holovaty

Acting Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, President of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation

Dr Devika Hovell

Associate Professor, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Murray Hunt

Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Visiting Professor in Human Rights Law, University of Oxford

Osvaldo Hurtado

former President of Ecuador 1981-1984

Siri Hustvedt

New York, Writer

Claude Jorda

former President of the ICTY and former judge of the International Criminal Court 

Janet Kaplan


Mats Karlsson

Vice-President of the World Bank 1999-2002

Professor Bruce Kawin

writer, Colorado

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Director, International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, Barrister and Member of the House of Lords

Kerry Kennedy

President Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Professor Emerita Catherine Kessedjian

University Panthéon-Assas Paris II

Professor Pierre Klein

Director of the Centre for International Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Dr Günter Krings

Member of Parliament, Germany

Professor Justine Lacroix

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Centre de Théorie Politique, Brussels

Zlatko Lagumdzija

former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2002, deputy Prime Minister 1993-1996, 2012-2015

Patrick Lawrence QC

Barrister, London

Professor Emeritus Christine Lazerges 

University Paris 1, former President of the Law Commission of the National Assembly, France

Professor Philip Leach

Human Rights Law, Middlesex University

Professor Christian Lequesne

Sciences Po, Paris, France

Professor dr. Rianne Letschert

President, University of Maastricht, Professor of International Law and Victimology

Linas Linkevičius

former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania 

Igor Luksic

former Prime Minister of Montenegro 2010-2012, Minister of Foreign Affairs 2012-2016

Ketil Lund

former Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway, Commissioner of International Commission of Jurists

Professor Margaret Macmillan

Faculty of History, Toronto and Oxford 

Sir John Major KG CH

former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1990-1997

Professor Virginia Mantouvalou

Faculty of Law, UCL

Moussa Mara

former Prime Minister of Mali 2014-2015

Giorgi Margvelashvili

former President of Georgia 2013-2018

H. E. Francis Martin O’Donnel

Ambassador of Sovereign Military Order of Malta to Slovak Republic 2009-2013 & UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine 2004-2009

Dr Carrie McDougall

Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Melbourne, former Legal Advisor andAssistant Director of International Law, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Rexhep Meidani

former President of Albania 1997-2002

Aude Merlin

Lecturer in political science, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Professor Theodor Meron CMG

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and of the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Professor Aline Miron

Faculty of International Law, Anger University

Howard Morrison

former ICC Judge

Joseph Muscat

former Prime Minister of Malta 2013-2020

Professor Egbert Myjer

former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (elected in respect of the Netherlands) 2004-2012Professor Boldiszar Nagy

Professor Boldiszar Nagy

Department of International Relations, Central European University

Bujar Nishani

former President of Albania 2012-2017

Professor Dr. Angelika Nußberger

Law, University of Cologne; former Vice-President, European Court of Human Rights 2017-2019

Michael O’Boyle

former Registrar, European Court of Human Rights 2006-2015

Professor Raphaële Parizot

Faculty of Private Law, Paris-Nanterre University

Yuri Parkhomenko

Parter, International Litigation and Arbitration Department, Foley Hoag LLP

Žygimantas Pavilionis 

Member of the Seima Lithuania, Chair of Foreign Relations Committee of Lithuania, International Secretary of Homeland Union  

Professor Mathilde Philip-Gay

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Co-director of the Center for Constitutional Law (CDC)

Professor Xavier Philippe 

Faculty of Public Law, University Paris 1, France

Professor Chip Pitts

Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School, Professorial Lecturer, Oxford University, Professorial Fellow, SMU Law Institute of the Americas

Rosen Plevneliev

former President of Bulgaria 2012-2017

Jorge Fernando Quiroga

former President of Bolivia 2001-2002

Iveta Radicova

former Prime Minister Slovakia 2010-2012

Sir Shridath Ramphal GCMG AC ONZ OE OCC QC 


Shalini Randeria

President, Central European University, Vienna

Stephen J. Rapp

Senior Visiting Fellow of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government, former US Ambassador at Large for War-Crimes Issues, former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Professor Javaid Rehman

International Human Rights Law, Brunel University, London

Paul Reichler

Partner, International Litigation and Arbitration Department, Foley Hoag LLP

Jean-Maurice Ripert 

Ambassador of France, former Ambassador of France to the United Nations 2007-2009, Federation of Russia 2013-2017, China 2017-2019, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations 2009-2010

Professor Damien Roets

Faculty of Private Law, University of Limoges, France

Petre Roman

Prime Minister of Romania 1989-1991, Speaker of the Parliament 1996-1999, Minister of Foreign Affairs 1999-2000

Professor Valerie Rosoux

Research Director FNRS, Professor at UCLouvain

Kevin Rudd

former Prime Minister of Australia

Professor Helene Ruiz Fabri

Director, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

Mikhael Saakashvili

former President of Georgia 2008-2018

Professor Philippe Sands QC

University College London, Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Eric Randol Schoenberg 

American Lawyer, Genealogist, California

Professor Martin Schulze Wessel

Faculty of History, LMU Munich/University of Oxford

Ismail Serageldin

former Vice-President of the World Bank 1992-2000

Professor Thomas Serrier

Université de Lille, France

Professor Yuval Shany

Hebrew University Jerusalem

Anjolie Singh

International Lawyer, Legal Counsel, Delhi

Iegor Soboliev

former member of Ukrainian Parliament

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate in economics, University Professor at Columbia University

Professor Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

Rector, Berlin Institute for Advanced Study

Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge

Faculty of Humanities and Human Rights, University of Birmingham

Petar Stoyanov

former President of Bulgaria 1997-2002

Professor Christian Tams

International Law, University of Glasgow

Professor Emeritus Catherine Teitgen-Colly

Faculty of Public Law, University Paris 1, France

Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin

Secretary General of the Hague Academy of International Law, Professor, University of Paris-Nanterre 

Eka Tkeshelashvili

former Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia 2010-2012, Minister of Foreign Affairs 2008

Marie Toussaint

Jurist, Member of European Parliament (Green)

Professor Kimberley Trapp

University College London

Peter D. Trooboff

Lawyer, Washington, D.C.

Elbegdorj Tsakhia

former President of Mongolia 2009-2017

Professor dr. Françoise Tulkens

UCLouvain (Belgium), former Vice President European Court of Human Rights 2011-2012

Malcolm Turnbull AC

former Prime Minister of Australia 2015-2018

Raimonds Vejonis

former President of Latvia 2015-2019

Vaira Vike-Freiberga

former President of Latvia 1999-2007

Professor Dr. Jakob Vogel

Centre d'histoire, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Hon. Mark Lawrence Wolf

Senior United States District Judge, Chair of Integrity Initiatives

Professor Farhana Yamin

University of Arts, London

Kateryna Yushchenko

former First Lady of Ukraine 2005-2010

Viktor Yushchenko

former President of Ukraine 2005-2010

Professor Dainius Žalimas

former President of the Constitutional Court of Lithuania

Valdis Zatlers

former President of Latvia 2007-2011

Justice for Ukraine. We need your Support.