Robert Goldman, Esq., is Professor of Law and Louis C. James Scholar at the Washington College of Law, where he has taught since 1971. He is also Co-Director of the WCL’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Faculty Director of the War Crimes Research Office. From 1996 to 2004, he was a member of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, acting as the group’s President in 1999. In July 2004, he was appointed the UN Human Rights Commission's Independent Expert on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Professor Goldman teaches International Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, areas in which he has extensively published. He is the co-author of, inter alia, the International Dimension of Human Rights: A Guide for Application in Domestic Courts (2002) and Needless Deaths in The Gulf War (1992).