Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France (France)
Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
Ms. Fanon-Mendes-France has been a Professor at the University Paris V- Descartes in France and a visiting professor at the University of Berkeley in international law and conflict resolution. She has also worked for UNESCO and the French National Assembly.
She is an author of several articles on human rights and humanitarian law, as well as on racism and discrimination.
In 2009, she received the Human Rights Award by the Council for Justice, Equality and Peace.