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- Raymond Brown Visiting Professor and Research Scholar at Seton Hall University Law School
- Susana SaCouto Director of the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) at American University Washington College of Law
- Larry Kaplow Baghdad correspondent for Cox Newspapers
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