New York, NY (June 30, 2015)—The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is delighted to announce that Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Gay McDougall has been elected to serve as an Independent Expert on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Her term will begin in January 2016 and will last for four years.
Ms. McDougall is the Chair of Minority Rights Group International. She served as the first United National Independent Expert on Minority Issues from 2005 to 2011. She is also the former director of the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and she served as a member the South African Election Commission, which oversaw the country’s first democratic, non-racial elections in 1994.
For more information on her election, please visit this page: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/Pages/Elections26.aspx