Professor Cassel Elected to Inter-American Justice Body

| By: Susan Good

Doug Cassel cchr news Professor Doug Cassel has been elected by the Organization of American States (OAS) to serve on the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas.

Professor Cassel’s election took place this month at the annual General Assembly of the OAS, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He previously served two terms on the Board (2000-2003 and 2004-2006), including one as its President. Election requires prior nomination by the candidate’s government. Professor Cassel has now been successfully nominated by three successive U.S. Presidential Administrations.

Professor Cassel’s three-year term will begin next January. He has identified two initial priorities: raising funds from the U.S. Government and other sources for the work of the Center, and encouraging the Center to offer training programs in Inter-American Human Rights treaties and jurisprudence to national court judges.

At NDLS, Professor Cassel is a scholar and practitioner of international human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law.