Johann Kriegler is a life-long human-rights lawyer who headed South Africa’s transitional elections in 1994 and was subsequently appointed a founding justice of the newly established Constitutional Court. Since completing his term in 2002 he has been engaged in some 40 countries on five continents — from East Timor through Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Maldives and Libya to West and most of sub-Saharan Africa — on behalf of the UN, the AU, the Commonwealth and various international NGOs in electoral work, training judges and advocates, and conducting inquiries. He was a founder of the Legal Resources Centre and Lawyers for Human Rights, currently chairs SECTION27 and Freedom Under Law while serving on the boards of a number of human rights/rule of law bodies, and from time to time conducts arbitrations/mediations.