Mark S. Ellis, Co-Chair
Mark Ellis is the Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA) and leads the foremost international organization of bar associations, law firms and individual lawyers in the world. The IBA is comprised of 206 national bar associations, major international law firms and 55,000 individual members from around the world.
Prior to joining the IBA, Mark spent 10 years as the first Executive Director of the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, a project of the American Bar Association (ABA), providing technical assistance to 28 countries in Central Europe, the former Soviet Union and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague.
A frequent speaker and media commentator on international legal issues, he appears regularly on CNN International, Al Jazeera and BBC. Mark has published extensively in the areas of international humanitarian law, war crimes tribunals and the development of the rule of law, and his op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post and The London Times. Mark’s latest publication – Sovereignty and Justice: Creating Domestic War Crimes Courts within the Principle of Complementarity – was published by Cambridge Press.