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WFU Law professor appointed to International Law Association committee

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor George Walker has been appointed to the International Law Association Baselines Committee as a representative from the International Law Association (American Branch).

The London-based ILA was founded in 1873 and develops reports on current topics in international law. The law of baselines relates to principles of the law of the sea that declare points on seacoasts, and lines connecting these points, from which various zones of the ocean, such as the territorial sea, are measured.

Professor Walker also chairs the Law of the Sea Committee of the American Branch, which is composed of all ILA members in the United States.

The ILA objectives, under its Constitution, are “the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law.” The ILA has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organization, with a number of the United Nations specialized agencies.