Paul van Zyl

Named one of New York's "top 15 lawyers under 40� by New York Lawyer magazine, for more than a decade Paul's career has been devoted to advising and consulting to human rights organisations, govern- ments, international organisations and foundations on transitional justice issues in more than 20 countries. From 1995 to 1998 he was executive secretary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, worked as a researcher on the Goldstone Commission, was department head for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and associate at Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. A recipient of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leader Award, Paul is executive vice-president of ICTJ, an organisation that assists countries pursuing account- ability for past mass atrocity and human rights abuse. He is director of the New York University School of Law's transitional justice programme and teaches law in New York and Singapore.

Lunch spot: La Esquina, New York