Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

International Advisory Council

IDLO’s International Advisory Council, established in 2006, brings together a select group of distinguished leaders and experts from around the world who share in our vision of creating a culture of justice. The Council plays a key role in providing high level advice and support to the Director-General in her leadership of the organization. 

The International Advisory Council was comprised of the following esteemed individuals:

  • Abdel-Latif Al-Hamad: Chairman and CEO, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
  • Abdou Diouf: Former President of the Republic of Senegal
  • Willy Mutunga: Former Chief Justice of Kenya
  • Thomas Pickering: Former United States Ambassador and Under Secretary of State
  • Mary Robinson: Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Albie Sachs: Former Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • Muhammad Yunus: Nobel Peace Laureate, Chairman of Yunus Centre and Founder of Grameen Bank


We are grateful to William H. Gates Sr.: Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for his service on the International Advisory Council for many years.

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