HRLC Co-Director re-elected to UN Human Rights Committee
The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre Co-Director Professor Michael O'Flaherty, recenlty won the poll in elections for the United Nations Human Rights Committee. He received a vote of confidence from 136 out of the 157 governments participating in the election. The other eight successful candidates had total votes ranging from 86 to 117. He was elected on nomination by the Government of Ireland and will serve in his second term as Committee member until 31 December 2012.
Michael O'Flaherty is Professor at the School of Law, where he holds the first chairmanship of Applied Human Rights in the world. He is also Co-Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, where, amongst other projects, he is currently leading the international research and capacity-building project 'Consolidating the Profession: The Human Rights Field Officer'.