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.