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Advisory Council

Mr. Paul Arlman , former Chair Plan International and former Chair of the Dutch branch of Transparency International; former Director of the Worldbank and of the European Investment Bank, and Secretary-General Federation of European Stock Exchanges.


Mr. Bernard Bot , Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the European Union; President of the Carnegie Foundation; Consultant at Meines & Partners

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Mr. Willem Calkoen , Retired Partner of NautaDutilh; former Chair of the Section on Business Law of the International Bar Association.

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Mr. Wim Deetman , Member of the Dutch Council of State; former Mayor of The Hague.

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Mr. Jan Eijsbouts , Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Maastricht University; Project Leader Business and Human Rights International Arbitration Project, The Hague Institute for Global Justice; expert former chairman of the World Legal Forum foundation; former General Counsel and Director Legal Affairs AkzoNobel.

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Mr. Beat Hess , Chairman to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim; Member of the Board of Directors of Nestle; Vice-Chairman to the Board of Directors of Sonova; former Group Legal Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Royal Dutch Shell plc .


Mr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin , Chairman of the Human Rights Committee, Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV); member of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR); Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the Achmea Society (Vereniging Achmea); Chairman of the Supervisory Board to the Anne Frank Foundation; Distinguished University Professor and Full Professor of Law, Tilburg University; Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Amsterdam; former Minister of Justice, Minister of the Interior, Minister for Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles Affairs, and former Member of the Council of State.

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Mr. Pieter Jan Kuijper , Professor of International (Economic) Organisations Law, University of Amsterdam; former Principal Legal Advisor and Director for External Relations in the Legal Service of the European Commission; and former Head of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization.

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Mrs. Liesbeth Lijnzaad , Judge to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) Legal Adviser; Professor of International Law at Maastricht University (observer); former Head International Law Division at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Mr. Klaus Lober , Senior Adviser for the Market Infrastructures and Payments Committee of the European Central Bank (ECB); Chairman of the German National Committee at the Association Europeennee du droit bacaire et financier; former Head of Secretariat, Bank for International Settlemens ; former Chair of the International Law Reform Group, International Bar Association.


Mr. Robert Visser , Secretary to the Dutch Council of State; former Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office; former Director General Legislation, International Affairs and Immigration, Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands (observer).


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