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International Law Scholar Named Judge for IMF

Edith Brown Weiss

Edith Brown Weiss

February 21, 2012 – Georgetown law professor Edith Brown Weiss has been appointed to a four-year term as a judge on the Administrative Tribunal of the International Monetary Fund.

Brown Weiss, Georgetown’s Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law, took on her new role in January.

The tribunal is an independent judicial forum of five judges who decide on employment disputes between the IMF and its staff members. It has the authority to review regulatory decisions made by the board of executive directors or management concerning the terms and conditions of employment and to make pronouncements on their legality.

The international law scholar joined the Law Center faculty in 1978. Prior to Georgetown, she worked as a professor at Princeton University. In 2002, she was appointed to the three-member World Bank independent Inspection Panel, for which she served as chair between 2003 and 2007.

Brown Weiss is a member of nine scholarly international editorial boards, including the American Journal of International Law and the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

She also has published numerous books on international and environmental law – including Fresh Water and International Economic Law (Oxford University Press, 2005), Reconciling Environment and Trade (Transnational Publishers, 2001, 2008) and International Environmental Law and Policy (Aspen Publishers, 1998, 2007). 

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