Barrister Mrs. Oby Nwankwo is the founder and Executive Director of the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), an independent, non-governmental organisation that is committed to the promotion of human rights, good governance and access to justice. She holds a Masters degree in Law. Since her retirement from the judiciary after 23 years of service, she has been in the forefront of the campaign for the promotion and protection of women’s rights. She is a human rights activist, election observer, community mobiliser, independent development consultant and trainer/Facilitator. She has authored several publications on gender and women’s rights. She, along with a Ugandan, represents Africa on the Steering Committee of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (ICC). She is a member of the ICC Gender Justice Team and Advisory Board member of Global Fund for Women. She is a member of the CEDAW committee.