Professor, George Washington University
Thomas Buergenthal is the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence and a previous Dean of the George Washington University Law School. He holds professorships at the University of Texas and Emory University, where he was also the Director of the Human Rights Program of the Carter Center. He is a former Judge and President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as the former President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has also been a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador. He is a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee and the honorary president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. He is the author of more than a dozen books and a large number of articles on international law, human rights and comparative law subjects.