Professor Sean Murphy has been nominated by the U.S Government for election to the U.N. International Law Commission for 2017 to 2021. Sean is among more than 50 individuals nominated by governments worldwide for election by the U.N. General Assembly, which will take place in November of this year.
Professor Sean Murphy is the Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Since 2012, he is also a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission, where he serves as Special Rapporteur for Crimes against Humanity. He advises and litigates on a wide range of international law issues on behalf of States, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, corporations and individuals before international and national courts and tribunals.