APT's Board is elected by the General Assembly. It meets twice a year and provides strategic guidance to the Secretariat.
Robert Roth is former Director of the Geneva Academy of Humanitarian Law and Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.
Michael Kellett retired from the police service in the United Kingdom in 2006 on completion of thirty years service. During that time he carried out a variety of roles, mainly as a criminal investigator. He has extensive experience, both in his human rights role and as an operational police officer, of working in Europe, throughout the former Soviet Union, in the Balkans and in Asia and North America and since leaving the police has worked as a consultant on behalf of the FCO, OSCE, EU, Council of Europe, UNDP and the APT.
Florence Simbiri-Jaoko (Kenya) is a lawyer by profession and currently Lecturer at the University of Nairobi. She is the former Chairperson of the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission and was Special Envoy for the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). She has worked as a judicial officer in Kenya for over 15 years and served on various government task forces in Kenya on legal, judicial and security sector reforms.
Christophe Broggi has over two decades of experience developing and executing financial strategies in fast-changing environments, ranging from start-ups, SMEs to multinational leader ABB. He has been CFO of a non-profit foundation. Computer science engineer by training Christophe brings experience in IT and digital transformation.
Dr. Erika Schläppi is an experienced consultant on human rights and governance issues, particularly in the context of development and peacebuilding. Her knowledge of human rights and governance issues has been gained from her professional experience, including academic research, international governmental policy, non-governmental advocacy, and many years of consultancy work. She lives in Bern.
Abdel Wahab Hani is a Tunisian humans right defender and former member of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. He previously worked as a consultant with the APT.
Cécilia Jiminez-Damary is a human rights lawyer specialised in forced displacement and migration. Originally from the Philipines, she has worked extensively with human rights NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region. Since November 2016, she has worked as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.
Manuel Sager was born in 1955 and grew up in Baden, Switzerland. He graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich with a doctorate degree and from Duke University Law School, USA, with a "Master of Laws and Letters" (LL.M.). After his admission to the Arizona bar,he worked as an attorney in a law firmin Phoenixfrom 1986 to 1988. In 1988, he joined the diplomatic service of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Following his diplomatic training he was assigned tothe Directorate of International Law from 1990 to 1995, specializing in International Humanitarian Law. From 1995 to 1999 he was Deputy Consul General in New York and from 1999 to 2001 Head of Communications at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Head of Communications at the FDFA and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, respectively. From 2005 to 2008, Sager was Executive Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. From 2008 to 2010, he headed the FDFA's Division for Sectoral Policies. From 2010 to August 2014, he was Swiss Ambassador to the United States of America. From November 2014 to April 2020, Sager served as Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Since his retirement from government service in June 2020, Sager has continued to teach on the topic of Development Finance atvarious universities in the U.S. and Switzerland and has served on boards of non-profit organizations and academic institutions in both countries.
Caio Cesar Klein (Brazil) is Executive Director of SOMOS, a NGO focused on affirming the sexual and reproductive rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and LGBTI+ people. Caio led the project Passagens, through which thirteen institutions of deprivation of liberty in Brazil were visited and resulted in one of the first mappings of LGBT+ incarceration in the country. He is also one of the editors and organisers of the book “Sexuality and Gender in Prison, LGBTI+ and their passages through criminal justice”. Since 2019, Caio is a member of the National Committee to Prevent Torture.
Anh Thu Duong (Switzerland) is the Co-Director, Policy and Partnerships of Geneva City Hub. She has extensive diplomatic expertise and robust negotiation skills in human rights and humanitarian affairs, including with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Olga Espinoza (Peru) is an attorney-at-law and currently a candidate for a PhD. She is also coordinator of the Master in Criminology and Management of Citizen Security of the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Chile (INAP). She has previously worked as a consultant for the Ford Foundation and for the Inter-American Development Bank on human rights issues and public policies in the criminal justice and penitentiary fields in Latin America.