Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dinah Shelton elected to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Last night at the Organization of American States General Assembly in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Professor Dinah Shelton was elected to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to serve a four-year term beginning January 2010. (See below for other news from the OAS meeting.)
A staggeringly prolific author of prize-winning books and countless articles on international law, human rights, and international environmental law, she is a Vice President of the American Society of International Law, and has served as a legal consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme, UNITAR, the World Health Organization, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Organization of American States, and was made an "honorary European" to join the European Council on Environmental Law.
Recognition of the signal contributions Dinah Shelton has made include the Elizabeth Haub Prize in Environmental Law, which commemorates the legacy of Haub (1889-1977), a pioneer in efforts to preserve the natural environment.
The Obama Administration announcement on March 3 nominating Shelton to the Inter-American Commission appears here.

Hearty congratulations, Dinah!

1 comment:

ruth said...

This was an all IntLawGrrls effort -- we hosted a diplomatic campaign luncheon for Dinah at Johns Hopkins SAIS with a number of the Caribbean and Latin American delegates, organized by IL program coordinator Tiffany Basciano, GWU Law'07, to help mobilize the votes. It is key to celebrate the merits of great candidates with some old door-to-door canvassing, to get more women in positions of note in international organizations.

cheers, Ruth Wedgwood