Ruth Wedgwood

Johns Hopkins University

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.

Featured Work

JUN 12, 2006 Podcast

Debate--The United Nations: Still Relevant After All These Years?

Is the UN "I" for irrelevant, or "I" for indispensable, as Shashi Tharoor would have it? While conceding that the UN is relevant, Ruth Wedgwood ...

DEC 17, 2001 Podcast

The "War" on Terrorism: What Rules Apply? (New York Forum #1)

The attacks of September 11 have been described, variously, as "crimes," "acts of war," or "genocide." Does characterizing the attacks in these different ways change the ...

DEC 17, 2001 Transcript

The "War" on Terrorism: What Rules Apply? (New York Forum #1)

The attacks of September 11 have been described, variously, as "crimes," "acts of war," or "genocide." Does characterizing the attacks in these different ways change the ...