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Professor Ní Aoláin Nominated For ASIL Executive Council

JANUARY 14, 2010—The Nominating Committee of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) has nominated Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin for election to the Society’s Executive Council. Her nomination, which was approved by the Executive Council, was announced to the Society’s membership in the October/December ASIL newsletter.

The formal election will take place at the ASIL 104th Annual Meeting, to be held March 24-27, 2010, in Washington, D.C. If elected, Ní Aoláin will serve a three-year term.

ASIL, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational, volunteer-led organization whose officers and governing Executive Council are elected by its members. The Executive Council is made up of 24 members, nine officers, and four honorary officers. The 24 elected honorary counsellors are invited to meet with the Executive Council as non-voting members.

The Executive Council has charge over the general interests of the Society, whose 4,000 members from nearly 100 nations include attorneys, academics, corporate counsel, judges, representatives of governments and nongovernmental organizations, and international civil servants. The Executive Council oversees adoption of regulations, appropriation of money, issuance of publications, formation of committees, and more.

ASIL was founded in 1906 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1950. Its mission is to promote research in and greater public understanding of international law and to foster establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. It informs its members of the latest developments in international law and provides access to opportunities for professional development and public outreach. ASIL holds Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies.

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