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Sean D. Murphy Faculty Member

Positions

  • Professor of Law and Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, LAW , Law 2002 - 2018
  • Associate Professor of Law, LAW , Law 1998 - 2003
Sean D. Murphy is the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Since 2012, he has been a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission, which appointed him Special Rapporteur for Crimes against Humanity. From 1987 to 1998, he served in the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser working inter alia on matters relating to international humanitarian law, the law of the sea, and international dispute settlement. Since entering academia, Professor Murphy has served as counsel, arbitrator or ad hoc judge in inter-State and investor-State cases, including before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the International Criminal Court. A former President of the American Society of International Law, Professor Murphy has published widely, including his treatise on Principles of International Law (3d ed. 2018).

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