International Treaty

To Ban The Political Use of Religion

Advisory Council

Mohamed Dekkak

Senior Advisor

Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group, which works in oil and gas, desalination, real estate, consulting, construction and marine. Has launched many cultural initiatives. He spearheaded the completion of numerous international projects successfully. As a liberal paradiplomatic, philanthropist, and advocate, he supports health and education projects by heading various organizations.

Elizabeth Bannerman

Special Advisor

Indigenous peoples rights and international law expert advising clients in Canada and the United States. Extensive broadcasting experience, including as host of several Canadian speciality and current affairs television programs. A connected and passionate relationship builder with broad expertise in communications, public relations, branding, fundraising and advertising. 

Giulio Terzi

Senior Advisor

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy (2011- 2013).

Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York (2008- 2009).

Ambassador of Italy to the United States (2009- 2011).

Eithne Treanor

Advisor

Internationally renowned communications consultant with emphasis on energy, technology and global affairs. She chairs and moderates key international conferences, including OPEC and the International Energy Forum over the past 15 years.

Founder and managing director of E Treanor Media based in Dubai, providing bespoke media and communications training for government officials and corporate executives.

Former international broadcaster having spent her career at ABC News, Sky News, BBC World, Bloomberg and CNBC International.

Andrew Haigh

Advisor

Leading Philanthropist and activist for equality, human rights and religious freedom. Co-founder of The Michael Trust to combat religious intolerance and discrimination and promote religious freedom. 

Influential Activist in the British parliament, providing information and advice for select members of the House of Lords. 

Prominent Advisor in corporate governance, especially charities and foundations.

Philomena A. Desmond-Ogugua

Advisor

International consultant on trade, Investment, business development and diplomacy, advising many governments in Africa and worldwide. Organiser of many successful international trade missions to Africa. Leading figure in the USA Democratic Party. 

Prominent philanthropist helping disenfranchised societies. Vice-President and Founding Member of African Business Women Network. Member of  American/African Business Women Association, Nigeria Peoples Forum and Association of Women in International Business. 

Richard Rothenberg

Advisor

Member of the United Nations’ Task Force on data, Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Executive Director at Global A.I. Corporation, a Big Data and Artificial Intelligence company and advisor at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). 

Co-Head of the Quantitative Investing Group, Chair of the Investment Roundtable at the CFA Society New York and former quantitative portfolio manager at global investment banks, including Deutsche Bank and Man investments. 

Betty Hope-Gittens

Advisor

Global philanthropist, former entrepreneur and businesswoman.

In 2019, at the age of 80, she walked the 800 km of El Camino de Santiago to raise funds for non-profit long-term care homes for senior citizens.

Born in Barbados, she has called Canada home for more than 60 years.

Walther Lichem

Advisor

One of the most prominent UN diplomats who played a major role in its programmes, institutions and training, including UNITAR, PDHRE and the first to involve academia in issue articulation programmes, conferences and the drafting of reports dealing with global programmes. Former Austria's Ambassador to Chile (1980-1984) and Canada (1993-2000).

Mushtaq Lasharie CBE

Advisor

Global leading activist for peace, justice, tolerance, human rights and democracy. 

Founder/Chairman of “Third World Solidarity” and Coordinator of "All Party Parliamentary Group on Third World Solidarity” in the UK Parliament.

Awarded in 2016 the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen. Former Deputy Mayor of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Honorary Alderman since July 2011. 

Karen Parker

Advisor

Prominent attorney specializing in human rights and humanitarian law. Leading contributor to the evolution of international legal norms for decades. She regularly testifies at the UN Human Rights Council. Top UN mediator and expert witness in many international conflicts including Iraq, Afghanistan and Central America. Chief delegate of International Educational Development.

Mohsen Marzouk

Advisor

Former Minister Advisor of the President of Tunisia. One of the founders of Nidaa Tounes and the manager of the winning presidential election campaign of Beji Caid Essebsi 2014. Founding member of the new party Machrouu Tounes. Former Regional Director at El Taller Foundation and Freedom House. Founder of Al Kawakibi Democracy transition Center. Secretary-general of Arab Democracy Foundation and member of the International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies. Poet and former columnist.

Ria Persad

Advisor

Renowned classical musician and mathematician. She was a child Prodigy. Prominent public speaker and mentor for technology companies. Founder and CEO of StatWeather, providing weather prediction systems and solutions. She is fashion model, Ms. America 2017 and Mrs. Grand Universe in a pageant organized by Mrs. Universe in Philippines 2018.

Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

Advisor

Writer, historian and prominent lawyer in international law and human rights. Former high-ranking United Nations official and independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. Speaker and lecturer on the jurisprudence of the UN Human Rights Committee and freedom of opinion and expression.

Konstantia Koutouki

Advisor

She is the founder of Nomomente Institute and Professor of Law in Canada with leading positions in various international law organizations. Among various areas of research interest, she examines the protection of spiritual and cultural heritage for Indigenous nations and local communities.

Qassim Haddad

Advisor

One of the most prominent Arab poets and a major influencer in the transformations of modern poetry. He is a laureate of many international awards and honours, including the prestigious Al Owais Cultural Award for his creative works, which include more than 30 books of poetry, criticism and cultural thought.

He is a regular essayist and a leading activist in the cultural scene and in defending justice values and human rights.

Samir Sumaidaie

Advisor

Prominent Iraqi politician and diplomat. Former Iraqi Permanent Representative at the United Nations 2004-2006, ambassador to the United States 2006-2012 and minister of interior 2004. 

Writer, lecturer and speaker in international conferences. Leading activist for human rights, women’s rights and children’s welfare.

David Khedher Basson

Advisor

Leading activist to build bridges for understanding between people in the Middle East. Chairman of the Association of Jewish Academics from Iraq in Israel, which supports the publication of literature, research and memoirs of the Jews of Iraq. Member of board of trustees of Babylonian Jewry Heritage Centre and Centre for Organisations of Jews from Arab and Islamic Countries. 

Prominent commentator, writer and speaker in international conferences.

Paulo Casaca

Advisor

Founder & president of Alliance to Renew Cooperation among Humankind ‘ARCHumankind’. Founder & director of the ‘South Asia Democratic Forum’. Founder of ‘Euro Reform Initiative’ and the sustainable development consultancy ‘LessMeansMore’. Former member of the European Parliament 1999-2009 and the Portuguese parliament 1992-1993. Professor, lecturer and author of several books and reports on economics and international politics.

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