(Member of the ITLOS since 1 October 1999; re-elected as from 1 October 2008; President of the ITLOS 2008–2011; President of the Seabed Disputes Chamber 2014-2017)
M.A., Government and Politics, Saint John's University, New York (1985)
International Law Certificate, Saint John's University, New York (1985)
Law Degree, School of Law, Classical University of Lisbon (1978)
Professional Experience: Delegate and Head of Cape Verde delegation to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (1979–1982); Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (1979–1994); Counsellor (Legal Adviser) (1981–1987), Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Cape Verde (1987–1991), Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the United Nations in New York (1991–1994); Chairman, Group of 77 for the Law of the Sea (1986); Chairman, Group of African States at the United Nations (1986); Head of the Cape Verde delegation to United Nations Conference on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations or between International Organizations, Vienna (1986); Chairman, Preparatory Commission for the International Seabed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1987–1995); President, United Nations Security Council (July 1992 and November 1993); Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Great Lakes Region, Central Africa (1994); Ambassador of Cape Verde to Portugal, Spain and Israel (1994–1996); Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (1996–1998); Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities (1998–1999); Chairman, National Commission on the Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries, Cape Verde; Legal Consultant for technical assistance in the drafting of fisheries legislation, FAO; Lecturer at several seminars and conferences on the law of the sea, international dispute settlement, humanitarian law and international relations.
Publications: Author of publications in the fields of the law of the sea, ITLOS proceedings and humanitarian law and extradition.
Professor of International Law, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (since 1998).Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Milan (1994-1998); Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Genoa (1991-1994); Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Parma (1980-1991); Charged with the course of International Economic Law, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Turin (1978-1980); Assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Milan (1973-1980). Member of scientific societies in Europe and America ("American Society of International Law", "Société Française de Droit International", "Academia Internacional de Derecho Pesquero", "Academia Paulista de Direito", "Asociación Argentina de Derecho Internacional").
- 1985 UN, Centre on Transnational Corporations: consultant;
- 1992: FAO, Assistance to Fisheries Development Planning and Resources Management in Eritrea, Legal Adviser;
- 1992: FAO, Study on “The Specific Problems of High Seas Fishing in the Mediterranean Sea”;
- 1994: UNEP, RAC/SPA (Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas in the Mediterranean), Development of Environmental Legislation Concerning Protected Areas in Malta, Consultant;
- 1998: UNEP, RAC/SPA, Development of Environmental Legislation Concerning Protected Areas in Slovenia, Consultant;
- 1999: UNEP, RAC/SPA, Development of Environmental Legislation Concerning Protected Areas in Croatia, Consultant;
- 2002: UNEP, RAC/SPA, Development of Environmental Legislation Concerning Protected Areas in Lebanon, Consultant;
- 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013: Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area, Meetings of the Parties, Legal Expert;
- 2002-05: UNEP, RAC/PAP (Regional Activity Centre for Priority Action Programme), Expert Meetings on a Protocol for Integrated Coastal Area Management in the Mediterranean, Legal Expert;
- 2006-09: UNEP, MAP, Meetings on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from the Pollution of the Marine Environment in the Mediterranean, Legal Expert;
- 2008: FAO, Report on “Comparison of Global Governance Processes, Basic Organizational Governance of Selected Peer Agencies”;
- 2009: UNESCO, Study on “Ethical Principles and Legal Rules in the Field of Return of Cultural Properties”;
- 2011: UNEP, RAC/SPA, Study on the Establishment of Marine Protected Areas beyond National Jurisdiction in the Mediterranean Sea;
- 2012: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, Study on “The International Legal Framework Applicable to Fisheries in Black and Mediterranean Seas”
- 2012 European Commission, Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument, Mission in Israel on Legal Framework for Marine Pollution: expert
- 2014-15 European Council Working Group on the Law of the Sea: chairman
Activities for non-governmental organizations:
- 1988, American Society for International Law, Maritime Boundaries Project, expert for the Mediterranean and Black Seas;
- 1994, International Juridical Organization for Environment and Development, Negotiations on the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil, legal expert
- 1996, Agriconsulting s.p.a., Study on “Legal and Institutional Framework for Environmental Management in Six Latin American Countries”, legal adviser
- 2002-02, Institute of Constitutional Research, University of Athens, Study on “Maritime Delimitations Involving Islands and Maritime Delimitation Treaties Concluded in the Mediterranean”
- 2009, Agreco G.E.I.E., Study for the European Commission on “The Current Status of Ratification, Implementation and Compliance with Maritime Conventions in the Mediterranean Region”, expert
- Scovazzi, Gli accordi bilaterali sulla pesca, Milano, 1977;
- Leita & Scovazzi (eds.), Il regime della pesca nella Comunità Economica Europea, Milano, 1979;
- Scovazzi, La pesca nell'evoluzione del diritto del mare, Milano, Part I 1979, Part II 1984;
- Giuliano, Scovazzi & Treves, Diritto internazionale, Milano, vol I, 1983 (2nd ed.), 1991 (3rd ed.); vol. II, 1983;
- Scovazzi, La linea di base del mare territoriale, Milano, 1986;
- Francioni & Scovazzi (eds.), International Law for Antarctica, Milano, 1987;
- Ferrari & Scovazzi (eds.), La tutela della libertà di religione, Padova, 1988;
- Francioni & Scovazzi (eds.), International Responsibility for Environmental Harm, London, 1991;
- Scovazzi & Treves (eds.), World Treaties for the Protection of the Environment, Milano, 1992;
- Reports for Mediterranean Maritime Boundaries, in Charney & al., International Maritime Boundaries, II, 1993; III, 1998; IV, 2002; V, 2006; VI, 2011;
- Scovazzi, Esercitazioni di diritto internazionale, Milano, 1994;
- Francalanci & Scovazzi (eds.), Lines in the Sea, Dordrecht, 1994;
- Scovazzi, Elementos de derecho internacional del mar (edición española a cargo de Bou Franch), Madrid, 1995;
- Maffei, Pineschi, Scovazzi & Treves (eds.), Participation in World Treaties on the Protection of the Environment - A Collection of Data, London, 1996;
- Francioni & Scovazzi (eds.), International Law for Antarctica, 2nd ed., The Hague, 1996;
- Scovazzi, Assab, Massaua, Uccialli, Adua - Gli strumenti giuridici del primo colonialismo italiano, Torino, 2nd ed. 1998;
- Conetti, Migliorino & Scovazzi, Testi di base per lo studio del diritto internazionale, Milano, 1998; II ed. 2001; III ed., 2006;
- Scovazzi, Marine Specially Protected Areas - The General Aspects and the Mediterranean Regional System, The Hague, 1999;
- Scovazzi, Corso di diritto internazionale - Parte I: Caratteri generali ed evoluzione della comunità internazionale, Milano, 2000;
- Scovazzi, The Evolution of International Law of the Sea: New Issues, New Challenges, Hague Academy of International Law, Recueil des Cours, vol. 286, 2000;
- Scovazzi (ed.), The Protection of the Environment in a Context of Regional Economic Integration - The Case of the European Community, the MERCOSUR and the NAFTA, Milano, 2001;
- Camarda & Scovazzi (eds.), The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage - Legal Aspects, Milano, 2002;
- Scovazzi, Elementi di diritto internazionale del mare, 3rd ed., Milano, 2002;
- Garabello & Scovazzi (eds.), The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage - Before and after the 2001 UNESCO Convention, Leiden, 2003;
- Scovazzi (ed.), La protezione del patrimonio culturale sottomarino nel Mare Mediterraneo, Milano, 2004;
- Calvetti & Scovazzi (eds.), Dal Tribunale per la ex-Iugoslavia alla Corte Penale Internazionale, Milano, 2004;
- Maritime Delimitations in the Mediterranean Sea, Cursos Euromediterraneos Bancaja de Derecho Internacional, 2004-2005;
- Juste Ruiz & Scovazzi (eds.), La práctica internacional en materia de responsabilidad por accidentes industriales catastróficos, Valencia, 2005;
- Scovazzi (ed.), Corso di diritto internazionale, Parte II: Trattati, norme generali, adattamento, Milano, 2006;
- Papanicolopulu & Scovazzi (ed.), Quale diritto nei conflitti armati?, Milano, 2006;
- Francioni & Scovazzi (eds.), Biotechnology and International Law, Oxford, 2006;
- Acquaviva & Scovazzi (eds.), Il dominio di Venezia sul Mare Adriatico nelle opere di Paolo Sarpi e Giulio Pace, Milano, 2007;
- Citroni & Scovazzi, The Struggle against Enforced Disappearance and the 2007 United Nations Convention, Leiden, 2007;
- Papanicolopulu & Scovazzi (eds.), Conflitti armati e situazioni di emergenza: la risposta del diritto internazionale, Milano, 2007;
- Calvetti & Scovazzi (eds.), Il Tribunale per la ex-Iugoslavia: l’attività svolta e il suo prossimo scioglimento, Milano, 2007;
- Nafziger & Scovazzi (eds.), Le patrimoine culturel de l’humanité – The Cultural Heritage of Mankind, Leiden, 2008;
- Francioni, Gestri, Ronzitti & Scovazzi (eds.), Accesso alla giustizia dell’individuo nel diritto internazionale e dell’Unione Europea, Milano, 2008;
- Scovazzi, Papanicolopulu & Urbinati (eds.), I diritti umani di fronte al giudice internazionale, Milano, 2009;
- Camarda, Corrieri & Scovazzi, La formazione del diritto marittimo nella prospettiva storica, Milano, 2010;
- Cutillo, Faugno & Scovazzi (eds.), La responsabilità sociale d’impresa in tema di diritti umani e protezione dell’ambiente – Il caso dell’India, Milano, 2012;
- Scovazzi, Ubertazzi & Zagato (eds.), Il patrimonio culturale intangibile nelle sue diverse dimensioni, Milano, 2012;
- Annati & Scovazzi (eds.), Diritto internazionale e bombardamenti aerei, Milano, 2012;
- Citroni & Scovazzi, Corso di diritto internazionale – Parte III: La tutela internazionale dei diritti umani, Milano, 2013;
- Boschiero, Scovazzi, Pitea & Ragni (eds.), International Courts and the Development of International Law – Essays in Honour of Tullio Treves, The Hague, 2013;
- Scovazzi (ed.), Corso di diritto internazionale - Parte I, 2nd ed.:Caratteri fondamentali ed evoluzione storica del diritto internazionale, Milano, 2014;
- Scovazzi (ed.), La restituzione dei beni culturali rimossi con particolare riguardo alla pratica italiana, Milano, 2014;
- Cutillo, Novak & Scovazzi (eds.), La responsabilità sociale d’impresa in tema di diritti umani e protezione dell’ambiente – Il caso del Perù, Milano, 2014;
- Westra, Juss & Scovazzi (eds.), Towards a Refugee Oriented Right of Asylum, Farnham, 2015;
- Antonucci, Papanicolopulu & Scovazzi (eds.), L’immigrazione irregolare via mare nella giurisprudenza italiana e nell’esperienza europea, Torino, 2016.
Erik Franckx is full-time research professor, President of Center for International Law, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (V.U.B.). He serves at present as the President of the Belgian Society of International Law (2017 - )
Erik Franckx is full-time research professor, President of Center for International Law, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (V.U.B.). He serves at present as the President of the Belgian Society of International Law (2017 - )
He holds moreover teaching assignments at Vesalius College (V.U.B.); Université Libre de Bruxelles; Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent); Institute of European Studies (V.U.B.); Université Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and the University of Akureyri, Iceland.
He is appointed by Belgium as: Expert in marine scientific research for use in special arbitration under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (2004 – ); expert in maritime boundary delimitation to the International Hydrographic Organization (2005 - ); member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (2006 - ); arbitrator under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (2014 - ); and member of the national Commission for the Reform of Private and Public Maritime Law (2012 - ).
He has taught more than 20 short courses since 1992 in the following countries: China, Greece, Iceland, Japan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Vietnam.
He was an invited speaker at more than 70 international conferences during the period 2006-2018 in the following countries: Canada, Chili, China, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, South-Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
He served as a consultant to governments (foreign as well as the three levels of the Belgian state structure, i.e. the federal, regional and community level), international, supra national and non-governmental organizations. He was recently legal counsel on behalf of the Netherlands in the Arctic Sunrise Arbitration against the Russian Federation (2013 - 2017).
He has published widely, with a special interest in the law of the sea (for a complete list, see http://www.vub.ac.be/people/erik-franckx). As a former student of Prof. Louis B. Sohn at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA, where he obtained an LL.M., he was privileged to be invited to update the second editions of the two major publications by the hand of this author with respect to the law of the sea, namely Louis B. Sohn, John E. Noyes, Erik Franckx and Kristen Gustafson Juras, Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea, Leiden, Brill, 2014, 1006 pp. and Kristen Gustafson Juras, John E. Noyes and Erik Franckx, Law of the Sea in a Nutshell, St. Paul, Minnesota, West Publishing Company, 2010, of which is a third edition is being prepared at present.
(Secretary of the International Court of Justice)
As a Cameroonian career diplomat and academic, Mr. Maurice Kamga has more 25 years of experience in practicing and teaching of international law in general, and international justice, in particular. After being selected in 1995 as the ninth recipient of the United Nations Hamilton S. Amerasinghe Fellowship for the Law of the Sea, Mr. Kamga’s substantial body of research on the International Law of the Sea together with his extensive expertise in this field is widely acknowledged in the profession.
2017: "Habilitation à diriger des recherches" in Public Law, University Paris Nanterre, France
2004: PhD (Cum Laude) in International Law, the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
1998: D.E.S (L.L.M) in international Relations (specialisation: International Law), the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.
1994: Doctorate in International Relations (specialisation: Diplomatic Studies), the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
1991: L.l.M. in Public Law, the University of Yaoundé II, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
1990: Master’s Degree in Public Law, The University of Yaoundé II, Yaoundé, Cameroon
1989: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Law, The University of Yaoundé II, Yaoundé, Cameroon
a) Books and Major Academic Works
– Exploitation concertée de gisements pétroliers et gazierstransfrontaliers en mer : droit et pratique étatique, forthcoming publication;
– (with Makane M. Mbengue) (eds.), Africa and International Law: Reflections on the International Organization - Liber Amicorum Raymond Ranjeva, Paris, Pedone, 2013, 646 pages;
– Délimitation maritime sur la côte atlantiqueafricaine, Brussels, Bruylant, 2006, 317 pages;
– Nationalisme maritime et nouveau droit de la mer en Afrique, Research Report conducted under the UN Hamilton S. Amerasinghe Fellowship on the Law of the Sea, DOALOS, United Nations, New York, 1997, 177 pages;
– La Convention des Nations Unies sur la diversité biologique, PhD dissertation in International Relations, International Relations Institute of Cameroon, Yaoundé, 1994, 359 pages.
b) Selected articles and chapters in collective books
– «Les aspects juridiques de la migration par voie maritime», forthcoming publication in the Journal of the African Union Commission on International Law, 2017.
– L’affermissement des principesjuridiquesapplicables à l’exploitation des gisements pétroliers ou gazierstransfrontaliers en mer», forthcoming publication in the African Yearbook of International Law 2017.
– (with Lucius Caflisch), “The Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes in Africa : The Present and the Future”, African Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 20, 2013-2014, pp. 359-407;
– «L’assistance judiciairedevant la Cour internationale de Justice et le Tribunal international du droit de la mer», in: Maurice Kamga and Makane M. Mbengue (eds.), Africa and International Law : Reflections on the International Organization - Liber Amicorum Raymond Ranjeva, Paris, Pedone, 2013, pp. 529-532;
– «La Convention pour la protection des biensculturels en cas de conflit armé de 1954 et sesdeuxprotocoles de 1954 et 1999», in: Natziger (J.) and Scovazzi (T.) (ed.), The Hague Academy of International Law, Le Patrimoine culturel de l’humanité/The Common Cultural Heritage of Mankind, Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008, pp. 817-849;
– «Les procédures d’urgencedevant le Tribunal international du droit de la mer», in: Kohen (M.) (ed.), Promoting Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution through International Law/La promotion de la justice, des droits de l’homme et du règlement des conflits par le droit international - Liber Amicorum Lucius Caflisch, Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007, pp. 855-874;
– (with Erik Franckx), «L’existence éphémère du traité de délimitation maritime entre la République d’Estonie et la Fédération de Russie en mer Baltique», Annuaire du droit de la mer, Tome XII, 2007, pp. 393- 423;
– «Sécurité alimentaire et droit international humanitaire», in: Mahiou (A.) and Snyder (F.) (ed.), The Hague Academy of International Law, La sécurité alimentaire/Food Security and Food Safety, The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006, pp. 391-426;
– (with Annick Van Houtte), “Review of International Instruments Concerning Protection of Sea Turtles” in: FAO, National and International Regimes for the Conservation of Sea Turtles, Rome, 2004, pp. 57-108.
Professor Max Mejia is Director of the PhD Program and Head of the Maritime Law and Policy Specialization at the World Maritime University (WMU), where he has been a member of the resident faculty since 1998. Before joining WMU, he saw duty on board various naval and coast guard vessels as well as in shore-based facilities in the Philippines.
PhD Law and Ergonomics in Maritime Security, Lund University
MSc Marine Safety Administration, World Maritime University
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Tekn Lic, Licentiate of Engineering, Lund University
BS United States Naval Academy
Professor Max Mejia is Director of the PhD Program and Head of the Maritime Law and Policy Specialization at the World Maritime University (WMU), where he has been a member of the resident faculty since 1998. Before joining WMU, he saw duty on board various naval and coast guard vessels as well as in shore-based facilities in the Philippines. His assignments included, inter alia, Commanding Officer of Port State Control Office Manila, Commander of Coast Guard Station Iligan, Deputy Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Maritime Development, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Navigational Safety. He earned his Bachelor of Science at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland, USA). Dr. Mejia took a sabbatical from the World Maritime University to serve as Administrator (Director General) of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) from May 2013 to July 2016. MARINA is the maritime administration in the Philippines, tasked with integrating the development, promotion, and regulation of the maritime industry. As Administrator, Dr. Mejia was chief architect and implementer of a comprehensive reform of the country’s maritime education, training, and certification system as well as other wide-ranging maritime safety improvement programs. In 2013, Lloyd’s List included Dr. Mejia in its list of the world’s 100 Most Influential Persons in the Shipping Industry.
Avocat à la Cour (Paris Bar) and Doctor in Law (Sorbonne & Melbourne), Dr. Tassin Campanella is the founder & director
of the law firm "VTA-TASSIN" specialized in European & Public International Law, Maritime and Environmental Law &
Policy, Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development & Climate Change. She is working with governments, international and
regional organizations, enterprises, NGOs, foundations and research institutes.
Dr. Tassin Campanella is also Expert for the IUCN French Overseas Group, the World Bank, and International Counsel of the Brazilian Institute of the Law of the Sea. She is a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN and member of the Specialist Group of Oceans, Coasts & Coral Reefs of the IUCN. Dr. Tassin Campanella is the recipient of two international awards: the first one delivered by the Institut économique du droit de la mer (Monaco, 2011), and the second one delivered by the Escola Superior Dom Helder Câmara (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2016) where she is affiliated as a Researcher in the Research Group of International Resources Law (DIRNAT) since 2014. She is currently teaching Master students of the Law School of Lille University (class of Maritime Pollution & Oceanology), Master students of HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris (simulation class of French Maritime Strategy 2030) and undergraduate students of HEC Paris (class of International Ocean Governance). She is also lecturing government officials & researchers, part of the Nippon Foundation Programme, at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (delimitation of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles) and was invited as a Visiting Professor at the Law School of the Escola Superior Dom Helder Camâra in 2015 (class on the continental shelf and the protection of the marine environment). Former Associate Legal Officer of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Dr. Tassin Campanella previously worked for the World Health Organisation, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council, the French Trade Mission in Ho Chi Minh City, the private sector, law firms as well as numerous research centres and think tanks in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. She holds a dual academic background both in France (Assas Law School and the Sorbonne Law School) and Australia (Sydney and Melbourne Universities) in Law, Commerce and Leadership. Dr. Tassin Campanella publishes regularly in French and English in journals, yearbooks and books of international renown. She is also regularly invited to international conferences as an expert in Ocean Governance, Law of the Sea & Environmental Law. She is currently working on her third book “Deep-sea Mining & the Law of the Sea” (edited with Robert Makgill, forthcoming in 2020 with Routledge).
Associate Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dean’s Council, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2017-2020
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Associate, Hellenic Institute of International & Foreign Law
Visiting professor and lecturer in several universities and research institutions in Greece and abroad, including the University of London, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Tulane University (USA), the University of Edinburgh.
Member of several academic organisations, including the British Institute of International & Comparative Law (visiting researcher in 2000); the American Society of International Law (co-chair of the Law of the Sea Interest Group – LOSIG, 2012-2015); the European Society of International Law (co-convenor of the Interest Group on the Law of the Sea – LAWSEA, 2014-2016, 2016-2018); the Association internationale du droit de la mer (Assidmer); the International Law Association (treasurer and founding member of the Hellenic Branch); the Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations (Secretary-General); the Hellenic Arbitration Association.
ILA, Committee on international law and sea-level rise (2013-); Committee on the legal principles relating to climate change, member and co-author of the 2014 Washington Declaration on the legal principles relating to climate change (2010-2014); and co-rapporteur, Committee on transnational enforcement of environmental law (2005-2006).
IUCN, Commission on Environmental Law, Mediterranean Sea Sub-Group, Co-chair.
Greek National Commission of Human Rights, Vice-President and Chair of the Sub-Commission for International Communication and Co-operation, 2015-2018; member of the European Coordination Committee (ECC), European Network of National Human Rights Institutions – ENNHRI.
OECD, Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, Vice-President (2005-2013), member of the Management Group (2014-) and lead examiner.
European Commission, Expert Group on Corruption (2011-2015, 2015-2019).
Council of Europe, Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), Head of delegation (since 2006) and examiner.
UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), contact point for Greece (2007-2009), evaluator.
Greece, National Coordinator for combatting corruption, Advisory Body (2014-2015).
Delegate of the Hellenic Republic in the General Assembly of the United Nations (Third Committee); The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Chair and member in numerous committees of the Council of Europe, including the Steering Committee on Criminal Matters (CDPC), member of the Bureau (2007-2011); Steering Group of the Pan-European Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education – ETINED (2016-)
President of the Committee of Article 36 (CATS), Council of the European Union (Justice and Home Affairs) (2003 and 2014)
Delegate and negotiator in numerous bilateral and multilateral treaties, including treaties with the USA, the Russian Federation, Canada, the Ukraine, Mexico, Brazil, Iran and Armenia.
Advisor to the Hellenic Ministry of Justice, member of several legislative drafting committees.
Attorney-at-law, Athens Bar; Managing Partner, Gavouneli Micha Law Firm.
Arbitrator under ICC rules, other domestic rules and Greek law; counsel, legal advisor and consultant in energy and environmental matters; arbitrator with the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE)
Author of four monographs, including Pollution from offshore installations (Martinus Nijhoff 1995 – Prix Paul Guggenheim), State immunity and the rule of law (Athens 2001), Functional jurisdiction in the Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff, 2007), Ενεργειακές Εγκαταστάσεις στη θάλασσα (=Energy installations at sea, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2016); editor of several volumes; several chapters in books and numerous articles; co-editor-in-chief: Yearbook of International Environmental Law (2015-2018); member of the board of several law journals.
(Kadir Has University Faculty of Law, Commercial Law Department)
LLB Ankara Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi
LLM Hamburg Üniversitesi Uluslararası Deniz Hukuku ve Deniz Ticareti Hukuku Enstitüsü Özel Hukuk 2005
2011 - 2012 Denizcilik Sigortaları Postgraduate Diploma Kursu, Dünya Denizcilik Üniversitesi (WMU), Malmö.
2009-2010 Gemi Finansmanı Diploma Kursu, North West Kent College - Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, Londra.
PhD Ankara Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Özel Hukuk 2013
Lecturer Kadir Has Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi, İstanbul (2015 -),Medipol Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi, İstanbul (2014 – 2015), Hasan Kalyoncu Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi, Gaziantep. 2013 – 2015, Deniz Ticaret Enstitüsü (Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi işbirliği ile sürdürülen Deniz Hukuku Programı), İstanbul (2012 – 2016), Legal Consultant, Bakü Tiflis Ceyhan Ham Petrol Boru Hattı Proje Direktörlüğü, Ankara (2008 - 2011) Intern, Birleşmiş Milletler Deniz Hukuku Mahkemesi, Hamburg. Araştırma Konusu “Türk Boğazlarından Zararsız Geçiş Yapan Yabancı Gemilerin İhtiyati Haczi, BMDHS’nin 28. Maddesinin Uygulanabilirliği” 2007 (April-June), Intern, Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı Hukuk Müşavirliği, Ankara. 2001
Gemi İnşa Sözleşmesi, İstanbul 2013. ;“Tip Gemi İnşa Sözleşmelerinde Garanti Borcunun Anlamı”, İnönü Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi, C. 3, S.2 2012.; “Uluslararası Deniz Hukukunda Kıyı Devletinin Gemilere El Koyma Yetkisinin Sınırları”, Şubat 2011, Orsam. “Gemilere El Konulması Halinde Bayrak Devletinin Yetkileri”, Mart 2011, KATÜ-Orsam;; “Katar-Irak-Türkiye Doğal Gaz Boru Hattı Projesi Mümkün mü?” Orsam Analiz, Nisan 2011, C. 3, S. 28; “Sınır Aşan Boru Hattı Projelerinde Transit Ülkenin Hukuki Durumu”, Orsam Analiz, Ekim 2009, C.1, S.10.
Louis Savadogo Licence – Maîtrise, Faculty of Law, University Caen, France – Diplôme d’études approfondies, Droit des organisations internationales et des relations économiques internationales, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris 1, France - Diplôme d’études approfondies, Sciences politiques, Université Panthéon- Assas, Paris 2, Institut d’études politiques de Paris (IEP) France – Degree in Spanish (Université Paris Nanterre ) - PhD, Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Université Panthéon Sorbonne Paris 1 France. Attaché temporaire d’enseignement et de recherches (ATER) Université Panthéon- Sorbonne, Paris 1, France – Senior Lecturer, public international Law, Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris 1, France – Senior Lecturer, Public Law, University Cergy-Pontoise, France. Gave lectures at the ESSEC (Business school). Legal Officer at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Hamburg, Germany. Delegate of the Tribunal to many conferences and workshops. Member of the Société française de droit international - Member of the International Association for the Law of the Sea – Member of the Committee of legal experts of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. On the list of experts of the FAO. Author of several publications in the law of the sea domain, in international judicial law and in constitutional law.