Board Members

Nicholas Stewart QC


Barrister and Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions), United Kingdom. Former Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and Former President of Union Internationale des Avocats.

Prof. Penny Green


Deputy Head (Research), Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ICSI), United Kingdom. Professor Green joined King’s in September 2007 following eight years as Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Westminster. Prior to that she held posts at the University of Southampton and the LSE.

Arild Humlen

Lawyer and Director of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Legal Committee, Norway. Widely published within a number of jurisdictions, with emphasis on international civil law and human rights. Has lectured at law faculties of several universities in Norway. Awarded the Honor Prize of the Bar Association of Oslo for his work on the rule of law.

Prof. David Petrasek

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International affairs, formerly Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of Amnesty International, he has worked extensively on human rights, humanitarian and conflict resolution issues, including for Amnesty International (1990-96), for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-98), for the International Council on Human Rights Policy (1998-02), and as Director of Policy at the HD Centre (2003-07).

Jacki Muirhead

Practice Director, Cleveland Law Firm. Previously Barristers’ Clerk at Counsels’ Chambers Limited and Marketing Manager at the Faculty of Advocates. Undertook an International Secondment at New South Wales Bar Association.

Priscilla Hayner

Co-founder of the International Center for Transitional Justice, global expert and author on truth commissions and transitional justice initiatives, former consultant to the Ford Foundation, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and numerous other organisations.

Antonia Potter Prentice

Antonia has 17 years experience across a diverse range of humanitarian, development, peacemaking and peacebuilding issues in the not-for-profit sector, most recently specialising in women’s empowerment and gender. This includes extensive management and leadership at a strategic level. Educated at Oxford and the London School of Economics, she has worked in Afghanistan, Cambodia, East Timor, Switzerland, India, USA and Indonesia for NGOs including Save the Children, Concern Worldwide, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Oxfam GB and Médecins du Monde.


Documentary Broadening Bases: Promoting peace, democracy and human rights

This film was made in May 2013 during our comparative study visit to South Africa which was part of our Turkey Programme. The film illustrates some of the work that we do.

Comparative Study Visit Ireland 2015

This short video shows some of the main highlights of the Comparative Study visit that DPI recently organised in Dublin and Belfast.

Senator George Mitchell takes part in DPI Comparative Study Visit Ireland 2015

DPI Director Kerim Yildiz meets with US Senator George Mitchell to discuss his role of Chair of the Good Friday Agreement during DPI’s Comparative Study Visit to Ireland.