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May 16, 2012

Glasgow law professor is awarded prestigious medal

The Professor of Public Law at the University of Glasgow – Professor Jim Murdoch – has been awarded the Pro Merito medal of the Council of Europe.  It was presented to Professor Murdoch in recognition of his work in human rights education, particularly, the Human Rights Project, now in its 20th year.

This medal is the highest distinction granted by the Secretary General in recognition of an individual’s or organisation’s commitment to the Council of Europe’s values and work.

Professor Murdoch says, “I’m honoured to be recognised by the Council of Europe in this way. I am delighted that this has forged further links between the Council of Europe and the University of Glasgow.”

Head of the School of Law, Professor Rosa Greaves, says, “It is wonderful for Professor Murdoch to be recognised for his innovative and groundbreaking teaching method in the area of Human Rights law and we are delighted for him.”

 The Human Rights Project has also been awarded the Slaughter & May Partnership Award for innovation in the teaching and learning of law.

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