Yasmin Sooka

Executive Director

Foundation for Human Rights, South Africa

Yasmin Louise Sooka is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa. In 2010 and 2011 she was as a member of an Expert Advisory Panel on Sri Lanka to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She was appointed by President Mandela to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1995, where she served until the report was delivered in March 2003. In 2002 she was appointed by Mary Robinson, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, as an International Commissioner to the Truth Commission in Sierra Leone in 2002. She is widely regarded as an expert on Transitional Justice as well as gender and reparations. She has also worked extensively on Disappearances and Victims’ Claims. She has served on a number of expert missions and regularly acts as consultant to several governments and civil society organizations.