Supreme Court of Ukraine awards Professor Butler highest medal
November 2, 2012
The Supreme Court of Ukraine awarded Professor William E. Butler its highest medal “For Fidelity to Law” on October 26 at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. Butler is the first foreigner to be awarded this medal. The citation reads “for high professionalism, significant contributions to the development of the system of court organization and proceedings, ensuring the protection of the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, and in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the legal journal Law of Ukraine. Presiding at the event was Senior Trial Attorney Mary K. Butler, on behalf of the United States Department of Justice, and academician Alexander D. Sviatotskiy, who presented the medal on behalf of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
Professor Butler, who is the John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and International Affairs, teaches or has taught Russian Law, Foreign Investment in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, History of International Law, and Comparative Approaches to International Law.