Larry Johnson Named UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs

by Roger Alford

As reported here, Larry Johnson has been named the United Nations Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, essentially one of the top lawyers at the U.N.

Larry is Professor of Global Affairs at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Visiting Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Previously, Johnson was Visiting Professor of International Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law and at the New England School of Law. He also had been Chef de Cabinet for Judge Ted Meron at the ICTY.

The timing could not be worse for Opinio Juris. Believe it or not, he was scheduled to be a guest blogger here at Opinio Juris this very month where he was slated to discuss the IAEA’s response to the threat of a nuclear Iran. (Yes, I have the emails to prove it).

Larry is a good friend and will serve the United Nations ably. Congratulations Larry!

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