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Pres. Sean D. Murphy Esq.


Self Description

May 2010: "Before joining the Law School faculty in 1998, Professor Murphy served as legal counselor at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, arguing several cases before the International Court of Justice and representing the U.S. government in matters before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and The Hague Conference on Private International Law. He also served as U.S. agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, arguing cases on behalf of the U.S. government and providing advice to U.S. nationals appearing before that tribunal. Between 1987 and 1995, he served in the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser, primarily advising on matters relating to international environmental law, international claims, and politico–military affairs. He continues to serve as legal counsel to foreign governments, including at present Kosovo and Macedonia in cases before the International Court of Justice. Professor Murphy has published numerous articles on international law; his article on international environmental liability won the American Journal of International Law 1994 Deak Prize for best scholarship by a younger author. His book Humanitarian Intervention: The United Nations in an Evolving World Order won the American Society of International Law 1997 certificate for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship. His most recent books are International Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2009) (with Damrosch, Henkin & Smit), and Foreign Relations and National Security Law (3d ed. 2008) (with Franck & Glennon).

Professor Murphy is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law."

http://www.law.gwu.edu/Faculty/Profile.aspx?id=1756

Third-Party Descriptions

September 2009: 'A July 2008 Government Accountability Office report identified 42 cases of abuse by diplomats over an eight-year period but emphasized that the actual number was probably higher. "Nobody expected a number this big," said Thomas Melito, GAO director of the section on international affairs and trade. Under the Vienna Conventions, diplomatic immunity provides a shield from prosecution that is "almost absolute," said George Washington University law professor Sean Murphy, who spent 11 years in the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser.'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/19/AR2009091901864.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) George Washington University, The (GW) Organization May 3, 2010
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) State Department/Department of State (DOS) Organization May 3, 2010

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Sep 20, 2009 Diplomatic Immunity Leaves Abused Workers in Shadows

QUOTE: A July 2008 Government Accountability Office report identified 42 cases of abuse by diplomats over an eight-year period but emphasized that the actual number was probably higher.

Washington Post