The recently released five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights, published by Oxford University Press, has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Dartmouth Medal. Mark Janis, William F. Starr Professor of Law at the Universityh of Connecticut School of Law, along with one of the school's Gladstein visitors, Canada's Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, were among the six Senior Editors. University of Nebraska's David Forsythe, another of our Gladstein visitors, served as the Chief Editor.
The Darmouth Medal is awarded by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) division of the American Library Association (ALA). Established in 1974, the medal is given annually for the creation of a reference work of outstanding quality and significance. It is the top award for a reference title, aside from any awards specific to the work’s field of study.