Advisory board


In order to strengthen the contacts with the international community, MANS has established the Advisory Board, consisting of international experts in the rule of law, fight against corruption and organized crime, freedom of information and freedom of expression, human rights, as well as issues related to energy and the environment.

Members of Advisory Board:

  • Edwin Rekosh is the President and founder of a global network PILnet and a professor at Columbia Law School in the USA and the Central European University. He is the winner of the award for the International Protection of Human Rights awarded by the USA Bar Association
  • Cornelius Adebahr is an associate at the European program organization Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington and Research Institute of the German Council of Foreign Affairs. He is a doctor of science and lecturer at several universities, for years he worked as a consultant for many international organizations, and was a member of Team Europe, a network European Commission experts.
  • Boris Divjak, a Director of global anti-corruption Resource Center U4 worked as a consultant for the World Bank, European Commission, USAID and other international organizations. He has extensive experience in the field of corruption in the Balkans, particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he worked in Azerbaijan and several African countries.
  • Paul Radu is the Director of the Project reporting on organized crime and corruption (OCCRP) and the winner of numerous international awards for Investigative journalism, including Knight International Journalism Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, Global Shining Light Award, Tom Renner Investigative Reporters, Editors Award and Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting.
  • Vera Divine is an independent expert dealing with the fight against corruption since 2001, mainly as a consultant to the OECD, the Council of Europe, European Commission, UNODC and many other international organizations.
  • Marie Manson deals with the protection of those who defend human rights and works in some of the most repressive parts of the world, within the organization Protectors of civil rights. Marie has previously worked in the Swedish Institute for International Relations.
  • Michael Karanicolas is employed at the Centre for Law and Democracy from Canada. He has an extensive experience in the field of free access to information and freedom of expression on which he wrote several books. Because of the work in this area Michael has received several international awards. Previously, he worked as a consultant for UNESCO for the media laws.
  • Conny Abel works in an international organization Transparency International and she is responsible for the coordination of activities in the Balkans, and has ten years of experience in the field of fight against corruption.
  • Pippa Gallop is a research coordinator of the international organization CEE Bankwatch. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of the environmental protection, and particularly specialized in energy issues.

The Advisory Board will consider the long-term and medium-term strategies of MANS, and will give us a support in the further expansion of international contacts, as well as in crisis situations.

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