Dinah Shelton Named Doctor Honoris Causa

Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary, awarded Dinah L. Shelton, the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at GW, the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa for her outstanding activity in the fields of human rights and environmental protection. 

Professor Shelton’s myriad accomplishments include serving as the first female member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, receiving the 2006 Elizabeth Haub Prize in Environmental Law, and authoring three prize-winning books on human rights law. Professor Shelton has also served as a legal consultant to the U.N. Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the World Health Organization, the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the Organization of American States.