Former Dean, Professor James Crawford, SC awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia

13 June 2013

Sydney Law School would like to congratulate its former Dean, Professor James Crawford, SC on being appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Professor Crawford was Dean of Sydney Law School between 1990 and 1992.

He is Whewell Professor of International Law at Cambridge University and was the first Australian member of the United Nations International Law Commission

As a member of the International Law Commission Professor Crawford was responsible for two major initiatives - the Articles on State Responsibility and the draft Statute of the International Criminal Court.

He was the member of the Australian Law Reform Commission responsible for reports on Aboriginal customary law, foreign state immunities law and admiralty law.

In October 2012, the Australian Government supported the candidature of Professor James Crawford SC for election as a Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

His nomination will be for elections due to take place in the United Nations in late 2014.