Professor Dinah L. Shelton is the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at George Washington University Law School. She is the author of three prize-winning books, and has also authored many other articles and books on international law, human rights law, and international environmental law. Professor Shelton is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law and is a vice-president of the American Society of International Law. She serves on the boards and as a legal consultant to many human rights and environmental organizations. Professor Shelton was elected to the Inter- American Commission of Human Rights in June 2009.