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The Global Judicial Integrity Network Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will assist in the identification of priority challenges and emerging issues in judicial integrity and will guide the development of the work-plan of the Network based on the priorities identified in particular during the first meeting of the Network. The first set of members have been identified by the Secretariat based on their active engagement in advancing judicial integrity within their countries, regions and at the global level and will serve on the board for the next two years. The Board is intended to be regionally balanced in its composition, reflect the diversity of legal traditions and seek gender parity. The Advisory Board members are the following:

Honourable Adrian Saunders. He is a Justice of the Caribbean Court of Justice and was elected the next president of the Court, which takes effect in July 2018. He is also Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, and a former Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. Honourable Đuro Sessa. He is the president of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia, and, at the same time, he holds the presidency of the Consultative Council of European Judges. He is a judge in the Supreme Court's civil division and a former president of the Croatian Association of Judges. Before being appointed a Supreme Court judge, he was a judge at the Zagreb County Court and the president of the Zagreb Municipal Court.
Honourable Masood Bin Muhammad Alameri. He is the President of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Judicial Council of the State of Qatar since 2008. He has an extensive previous professional experience as a judge, having joined the judiciary in 1983. Honourable Maria Thereza Moura. She is currently Justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Brazil and Director-General of the Brazilian National Magistrates School.
Honourable Zainun Ali. She is a Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia. For the past 40 years she has held various positions in the legal and judicial service. Most notably, she has worked as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaysia, High Court Judge and Court of Appeal Judge. Honourable Kashim Zannah. He is Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of Borno State in Nigeria. He was first appointed to the High Court in 1997 and was elevated to Chief Judge in 2006.
Doctor Nihal Jayawickrama. He acts as the Coordinator of the Judicial Integrity Group. In Sri Lanka, he served as Attorney General, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, and on the Judicial Services Board. He was a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, the Ariel F. Sallows Professor of Human Rights at the University of Saskatchewan and Executive Director of Transparency International in Berlin. Honourable José Igreja Matos. He is Judge at the Court of Appeal of Porto in Portugal. He has been President of the European Association of Judges since October 2016 and is also Vice President of the International Association of Judges since 2012. He has served in the Portuguese judiciary since 1989.
Honourable Lynne Leitch. She is the representative of the Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association and acts as the Chair of the Association's Gender Section. She is a Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Canada. She is also a former President of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association, and remains involved with the organization as Chair of the Compensation Committee. Honourable Diego Garcia-Sayán. He acts as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. He was a judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and was elected Vice-President of the Court from 2008 to 2009 and President of the Court for two consecutive terms. He previously served as Peru's Minister of Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs.