Professor Ron McCallum AO elected to UN Committee
4 November 2008
Following his nomination by the Australian Government in September, Sydney Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Ron McCallum AO has now been elected to the United Nations monitoring committee established under the new international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Professor McCallum is one of 12 experts to this monitoring committee, the first of its kind, to be located at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
"Professor McCallum's election is a great honour for Australia," said Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes. "It will further enhance the respect Australia has recently attracted on international human rights issues."
Speaking after the result, Professor McCallum said, "I am truly humbled by this experience."
Professor McCallum is the only Australian currently serving on a UN treaty body.
To read about Professor McCallum's nomination - Professor Ron McCallum AO nominated to United Nations Committee
Contact: Greg Sherington
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