United Nations Arbitral tribunal appointment for Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD

15 February 2010

Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD on his appointment to the arbitral tribunal established under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to decide the maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Bengal between India and Bangladesh.

The other arbitrators are Ruediger Wolfrum (President), P. Sreenivasa Rao (nominated by India), Vaughan Lowe (nominated by Bangladesh), and Judge Tullio Treves.

"This is in great recognition of Ivan's reputation in Law of the Sea," said Professor Gillian Triggs, Dean of Sydney Law School.

"It is indeed a terrific achievement."

Emeritus Professor Shearer has also been a Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee since 2001.

Contact: Greg Sherington

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