Hilary Charlesworth S.J.D. ’86 elected to the International Court of Justice

Left to right: Yuji Iwasawa LL.M. ’78, Hilary Charlesworth S.J.D. ’86,
and Nawaf Salam LL.M. ’91

Hilary Charlesworth S.J.D. ’86, an Australian barrister and solicitor, law professor, and renowned scholar of international law, has been elected to serve as a judge on the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, based in The Hague.

Charlesworth, who will fulfill the term of the late Australian judge James Richard Crawford, joins Yuji Iwasawa LL.M. ’78 and Nawaf Salam LL.M. ’91 as the third Harvard Law School graduate currently serving on the 15-member court. Charlesworth is the fifth woman to serve on the ICJ in the 75 years since its founding.

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