Peter Weiss is one of the most recognized and innovative human rights lawyers worldwide, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, with which he has been associated for forty years. He was a practicing lawyer in the US and is vice president of fidh. He has long been involved with the campaign to rid the world of nuclear weapons and is president of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy and former president of IALANA (International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms). He is a member of the executive committee of Americans for Peace Now, which advocates a just peace for both sides in the Middle East. Previously he served as president of the American Committee on Africa and chairman of the board of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.