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Slovakia Honors McCaffrey

August 10, 2007

Tags: Faculty & Scholarship, 2007

Professor Steve McCaffrey will receive The White Dual Cross Order for his service to Slovakia before the International Court of Justice in the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project case.

It is the Slovakia's highest distinction for foreign nationals who have aided that country. The award, which was approved by Slovakia's president, will be bestowed at a yet-to-be determined location this fall. Slovakia received a favorable ruling from the ICJ in 1997 in the Danube River dam dispute. Professor McCaffrey, who drafted much of the 1997 UN Convention on Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, is currently legal consultant to the Nile River Basin Cooperative Framework.