Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, OON is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He is a Senior Partner with Olisa Agbakoba & Associates; and Senior Counsel of Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS). He was the founding President of Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), and former National Convener of United Action for Democracy (UAD). Dr. Agbakoba was President of the Nigeria Bar Association. He is a recipient of many local and international awards; and Officer of the Order of Niger. Among the numerous honours vested on Dr. Agbakoba are the Roger Baldwin Medal for Civil Liberties (1990, by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), Human Rights Prize (1993, by the German Association of Judges), Aachen Peace Prize (1996), International Human Rights Award (1996, by the American Bar Association), and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah African Leadership Award (2006).

Mr. Martin Wilde is the Managing Director at Confederation of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU) in Germany. He was former Regional Resident Country Representative for Ghana and Nigeria at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.Mr. Wilde studied Catholic Theology, Political Science, Economics and Law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Healso attended the Collegium Josephinum in Bonn, Germany.