Professor Bob Goldman Elected VP of International Commission of Jurists
Professor Robert Goldman was recently elected Vice President of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). Previously, he served three terms on the ICJ’s Executive Committee and is now serving a second term as a Commissioner. Professor Goldman is the sole U.S. Commissioner, having replaced the late Jerome Shestack, former President of the ABA.
The ICJ, which was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the oldest and most respected human rights organizations in the world. The ICJ, which is composed of 60 jurists from around the world, has a network of some 37 National Sections and 45 Affiliated Organizations, encompassing all regions of the world, which work to promote respect for human rights and the rule of law. Prior to his election as an ICJ Commissioner, Goldman servedeight years on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and was that body’s President. He also served as the former UN Human Rights Commission’s Independent Expert on Human Rights and Terrorism.