Robert C. Blitt is the Toms Foundation Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and international law. Professor Blitt’s scholarship explores the forces impacting the development of international human rights norms, including the role of played by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental bodies. Professor Blitt has presented his research at numerous conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and has published op-eds and been interviewed and quoted in national and international media outlets. Blitt has served as co-chair of the American Society for International Law’s (ASIL) Human Rights Interest Group and chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ (AALS) International Human Rights Section. He holds an LLM in International Law, an MA in International Relations and a law degree from the University of Toronto, and a BA, magna cum laude, from McGill University. His published scholarship is available on SSRN.

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