Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal

"Come War Profiteers, Give Account"

November 10-13, 2023

Witnesses & Tribunal Members

The following tribunal members have been confirmed. More details to be announced soon!

Sally Alghazali

Sally Alghazali is an international law and trade attorney based in Washington, D.C. Born and raised in Iraq, Baghdad, Sally understands the horrendous effects of war having lived through one herself as a child during the 2003 war on Iraq. After escaping the war and its aftermaths, Sally was relocated to the United States as a refugee with her siblings. Since arriving to the States, Sally focused her experience and education on international law and human rights work and has been an advocate for people in need. She runs a research blog, Human Rights Weekly, that addresses human rights violation worldwide and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason International Law Journal. Sally graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and a Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University Law School. Sally also finished her third year of law school at Georgetown University Law Center where she focused her studies on international law and human rights law and earned a certificate in international human rights law from The Université catholique de Louvain.

Ajamu Baraka

Ajamu Baraka is an American political activist and the Green Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2016. From 2004 to 2011, Baraka served as the founding executive director of the US Human Rights Network, a national network that grew to over 300 U.S.-based organizations and 1500 individual members. In 2008, Baraka worked with the US Human Rights Network and over 400 organizations to develop a CERD Shadow Report, which concerned US compliance with the terms of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. He has served on the boards of several human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Africa Action. As the Southern Regional Director of Amnesty International USA Baraka was instrumental in developing the organization's 1998 campaign to expose human rights violations in the United States. Additionally, Baraka directed Amnesty's National Program to Abolish the Death Penalty and was involved in most of their major death penalty cases. Baraka has taught political science at the university level and is currently an editor and contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report and a writer for Counterpunch. Today, Baraka serves as the national organizer and spokesperson for the Black Alliance for Peace.

Marjorie Cohn

Marjorie Cohn is a retired criminal defense attorney, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and member of the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the advisory board of Veterans For Peace. She is a legal and political analyst who writes a regular column for Truthout, does frequent media commentary, and has published several books, including “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues.” Professor Cohn is co-host of the nationally broadcast radio show “Law and Disorder.” She testified before Congress about the Bush administration torture policy and debated the legality of the war in Afghanistan at the Oxford Union.

Matthew Hoh

Matthew Hoh is an emeritus senior fellow with the Center for International Policy and a member of the Eisenhower Media Network. He is a 100% disabled Marine combat veteran and, in 2009, he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war. Matthew’s writings have appeared in online and print periodicals such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution, CounterPunch, CNN, Defense News, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, the Raleigh News & Observer, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He has been a guest on hundreds of news programs on radio and television networks, including the BBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, Fox, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, Pacifica, and PBS. The Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter from his post in Afghanistan as an Essential Document. In 2010, Matthew was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling and, in 2021, he was awarded as a Defender of Liberty by the Committee for the Republic. In 2022, he received the Thomas Paine Award from Veterans for Common Sense. Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Public Accuracy, an Advisory Board Member for the Committee to Defend Julian Assange and Civil Liberties, Expose Facts, North Carolina Committee to Investigate Torture, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace, and World BEYOND War, and he is an Associate Member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). He was certified by North Carolina as a Peer Support Specialist for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder.

Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a Member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War. She is based in Hawaii. Ann is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She was also a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her actions during the civil war in Sierra Leone. She resigned from the Department of State on March 19, 2003, in opposition to the Iraq war. She is the co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience and appeared in the documentary “Uncovered”.