Dinah Shelton

Professor Emeritus at George Washington University Law School

Dinah Shelton is the Patricia Roberts Harris Professor of Law Emeritus at George Washington University Law School, where she taught international law.

She has been a consultant on human rights to the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the European community.

Shelton serves on the board of several nongovernmental organizations concerned with human rights, including the rights of indigenous peoples, and is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (2004).

Featured Work

APR 22, 2005 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 12 (Spring 2005): Cultural Rights: Section 3: The UN Human Rights Committee's Decisions

Over the past twenty-five years, virtually every time a cultural minority has petitioned the Human Rights Committee under Article 27 of the ICCPR, it has failed. ...