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Ruth Wedgwood is Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and Director of the International Law and Organization Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

She serves as the U.S. member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva and New York, reviewing the compliance of states parties with the human rights guarantees of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. She is also vice chairman of Freedom House, an NGO that promotes democracy abroad.

Last Updated: August 7, 2017

Diplomacy; human rights; international crimes and tribunals; international law; rule of law; strategic and security issues; terrorism; treaty negotiations; U.S. Congress and foreign policy; United Nations; use of force; weapons of mass destruction