Dr. Payam Akhavan obtained his Doctorate from Harvard Law School. He is Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He was formerly a UN prosecutor at The Hague and appeared in leading cases before international courts and tribunals. He is Founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre and Prosecutor of the Iran Tribunal. Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2005, his work has been featured on BBC HardTalk and the New York Times.