Stirling Law School is delighted to announce that Dr. Ioana Cismas, a lecturer in the Law School has been elected to the International Human Rights Law Committee of the International Law Association (ILA). The membership of this Committee includes a current judge of the European Court of Human Rights, a justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, former members of the UN Human Rights Committee, a former UN Special Rapporteur on torture, as well as senior academics and practitioners (http://www.ila-hq.org/en/committees/index.cfm/cid/1027/member/1).
The ILA was founded in 1873 and its objectives are "the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law”, pursued primarily through the work of its International Committees. The Committees produce influential reports which are widely cited and considered by governmental advisers and courts.
Dr. Cismas will contribute to the Committee’s work which focuses on the domestic implementation of decisions and judgments of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and other international courts and tribunals that involve international human rights. The Committee aims to elaborate Guidelines establishing the obligations of States parties to international human rights treaties or international treaties that include human rights.