McGeorge School of Law

Slovakia Honors McCaffrey

August 10, 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.