Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, has been elected an Associate Member of the Institute of International Law.
The Institute is an independent, non-profit educational institution made up of leading international public lawyers. It is dedicated to the development of international law, including the technical assistance of developing countries and emerging economies, and is independent of governmental influence.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1904, and nominated on 59 occasions, the organisation is made up of Honorary Members, Members, and Associates.
Members of the University previously elected to the Institute include Eyal Benvenisti; Sir Christopher Greenwood, Master of Magdalene College; the late James Crawford, and Dame Rosalyn Higgins, former President of the International Court of Justice.
Professor Toope said: “I am deeply honoured to have been elected to such a prestigious body. For more than a hundred years the Institute has brought together eminent international lawyers from around the world to search for solutions to seemingly intractable challenges.”