The core of the assessment
team consisted of three Chicago-Kent College of Law staff members,
two local consultants in Albania, and two special advisors. Each team member is described below.
Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
is a professor of law and dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law and
is the vice-president for the Downtown Campus of Illinois Institute
of Technology. Dean Perritt
serves as a consultant to the European commission on improving transparency
of Commission institutions.
He is the founder of Project Bosnia and Operation Kosovo, initiatives
which make it possible for groups of law and engineering students
to work together using the Internet to build the rule of law, promote
free press, and provide refugee aid in the former-Yugoslavia.
He has also been actively building new links with educational
and governmental institutions in China.
Dean Perritt is the author of more than 45 law review articles and 15 books on technology and law and employment law, including the 730-page Law and the Information Superhighway. He served on President Clinton's Transition Team, working on telecommunications issues, and drafted principles for electronic dissemination of public information, which formed the core of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments adopted by Congress in 1996. During the Ford Administration, he served on the White House staff and as deputy under secretary of labor. Dean Perritt has been appointed to a National Research Council committee on "Global Networks and Local Values" and was appointed by the governor of Illinois to the Advisory Commission on Internet Privacy.
Professor Krent has written extensively
on the relationship among the branches of government and on governmental
information policies. Prior
to teaching, Professor Krent worked in the U.S. Department of Justice,
defending the government's programs and informational policies from
constitutional and administrative challenge.
Professor Krent has also since served as a consultant to government
agencies on three occasions, addressing the government's sale and
lease of assets, the government's use of ombudsmen, and fee shifting
in litigation against the government.
Harry E. Ashton, IV is an attorney and is the Director of Institutional Projects at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. In this capacity, Mr. Ashton leads the Rule of Law Through Technology projects at Chicago-Kent. He is the Director of Project Bosnia and Operation Kosovo, initiatives using information technology to rebuild the rule of law in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania.
Mr. Zenku is currently employed as the project manager
at the SOROS Foundation's Open Internet Center in Tirana, Albania.
His previous work experience includes: computer science lecturer at
Tirana University; network engineer for Albanian Radio & Television;
database software consultant; and, writer for several technical magazines.
Mr. Zenku holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
from the Tirana University, Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Mr. Mulla is currently employed as the Director of
Information Technology at the National Commercial Bank of Albania
in Tirana, Albania. In this capacity, he is responsible for maintaining
the computer network for the National Bank, designing the bank's web
pages and implementing database applications. Mr. Mulla has over ten
years of computer-related experience in a wide range of fields, including
Web publishing, computer programming, database programming and network
administration. Mr. Mulla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
Science from the Tirana University, Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Mr. Mulla is also certified by Oracle as a "Gold Level
Dean Charles Rudnick is the Assistant Dean for International
Law and Policy at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Prior to joining Chicago-Kent, Dean Rudnick spent two years
in Sarajevo, Bosnia as tha Bosnia Rule of Law Liason for the American
Bar Association Central & East European Legal Initiative (ABA
CEELI). In this program
he designed and implemented programs to help develop post-war, post-socialist
legal systems consistent with democratic principles. Recently, Dean Rudnick has spent the last two months in Pristina,
Kosovo setting up the rule of law operations for ABA CEELI.
Scott Carlson is a Global Law and Policy Fellow at Chicago-Kent College of Law and is the ABA CEELI country director for Albania and Kosovo. Prior to working in these capacities, Mr. Carlson spent four years in Albania where he worked as a legal advisor to OSCE where he managed a program to assist the Government of Albania with a participatory constitution drafting process; and managed technical assistance in the Constitutional Referendum, comprising legal technical assistance to the Central Election Commission and the Ministry of Local Government. Mr. Carlson has agreed to be a special pro bono advisor to the aforementioned project.