«At the end of September 1914, I had been gravely injured and I was lying on the ground in misery like my companions. At daybreak, I saw the heavy silhouette of the curate moving around the area. When it came to my turn I said to him in all honesty, 'I am a stranger to your way of worship and I do not share your convinctions'. He replied: 'My child, if you have to appear before the Supreme Judge shortly, know that He will be a judge of love'. This scene is one that I will never forget.»

Rene Cassin Nobel Prize winner and the 4th President of the Honoray Committee of the AIDLR

Who we are

Honorary Committee
Members of the Honorary Committee


Jean BAUBÉROT, university professor, honorary President of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne, France

Beverly Bert BEACH, former Secretary General Emeritus of the International Religious Liberty Association, United States

Francois BELLANGER, university professor, Switzerland

Heiner BIELEFELDT, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief, professor of human rights at the University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany

Reinder BRUINSMA, writer, university professor, Netherlands

Jaime CONTRERAS, university professor, Spain

Joaquin MANTECON, university professor, former Director of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Spain

Francesco MARGIOTTA BROGLIO, university professor, President of the Italian Commission for Religious Freedom, Representative of Italy to UNESCO, Italy

Mrs Rosa Maria MARTINEZ DE CODES, university professor, Spain

Juan Antonio MARTINEZ MUÑOZ, university professor, Spain

Javier MARTINEZ TORRON, university professor, Spain

Rafael PALOMINO, university professor, Spain

Émile POULAT, university professor, research director at CNRS, France

Jacques ROBERT, university professor, former member of the Constitutional Council, France

John ROCHE, member of the Institute, France

Jaime ROSSELL GRANADOS, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Extremadura, Spain

Gianfranco ROSSI, former Secretary General of the IADLR, Switzerland

Robert SEIPLE, former Ambassador of International Religious Freedom in U.S. Department of State, United States

Jose Miguel Serrano RUIZ-CALDERON, university professor, Spain

Mohammed TALBI, university professor, Tunisia

Rik TORFS, Rector of the University of Leuven, Belgium

Maurice VERFAILLIE, former Secretary General of the IADLR, Switzerland