Judge Kathy-Ann Brown was elected as Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea as of October 2020, and is a member of the Seabed Disputes Chamber. Prior to this, she was the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and served as the Acting President, Council, ISA, in 2020. She has served as the Chief Technical Adviser to the Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and Deputy Solicitor General, International Affairs, Attorney General’s Chambers. In the preceding decades she worked with various regional and international organisations in London, Brussels and Geneva, providing technical assistance to developing countries in the following roles: Deputy Director/ Adviser (Legal), Economic and Legal Section of the Special Advisory Services Division, Commonwealth Secretariat; Commonwealth Secretariat External Consultant; External Trade Consultant providing Commonwealth Secretariat technical assistance to the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat; and Senior Technical Adviser (Legal) Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery. She has served as counsel in disputes before the Caribbean Court of Justice and the World Trade Organization (WTO) and as a panelist in WTO disputes. Prior to this she lectured international law, including the Law of the Sea (L.L.M.), at the Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies. In 2019, she rejoined the University at its Mona Campus as an adjunct lecturer teaching Advanced International Law (L.L.M).
Judge Brown pursued her undergraduate studies at the UWI Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Barbados, and subsequently attended the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. She pursued post-graduate studies in International Law at Cambridge University, England and received her PhD degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada.
Judge Brown has published on the law of sea and international trade law. She was called to the Bar in Jamaica and is a member of the National Consultative Group on the International Court of Justice. She was inducted into the Hall of Eminent International Caribbean Jurists in 2019.
Prof. Armas is a lawyer and holds a Ph.D. in International Law by the University of Buenos Aires. Her thesis was graded Summa cum Laude and awarded the "Faculty Prize" by the University of Buenos Aires (2000). In recognition of her academic career and vast legal expertise, she was elected as a full member of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires (2021).
She has been a professor of Public International Law since 1987, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Argentina and abroad. She is currently a full professor of Public International Law at the University of Buenos Aires
In 1997 she was appointed to lead the creation of the National (Argentine) Commission on the Outer Limit of the Continental Shelf (COPLA). Ever since the formal creation of the Commission in 1998, she has served as its General Coordinator. As such, she has led the group of more than sixty professionals in charge of the scientific and legal work for the demarcation of the outer limit of the Argentine continental shelf. For this work she was awarded with an Honorable mention by the Argentine Senate (2016).
She has performed various tasks related to the Law of the Sea in the United Nations system. She is currently a Conciliator and Arbitrator of the dispute settlement system of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and an expert for the purposes of Special Arbitration of Annex VIII of UNCLOS. She is one of the 15 members of the UN Ocean Decade Advisory Board, UNESCO-IOC, 2022-2023.
Since 2001 she has made a valuable contribution to the activities of the International Seabed Authority (Jamaica) as an expert in the Legal and Technical Commission and in the Finance Committee.
She is the author of three books and more than 50 book chapters and specialized articles, both in Argentina and abroad
Ulusal Singapur Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Doktor Öğretim Üyesi
Dr. Tara Davenport holds a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics, a Masters of Law (Maritime Law) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), a Masters of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science from Yale Law School. She is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship as well as an NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship. She is currently an Assistant Professor at NUS where she teaches Principles of Property Law, Law of the Sea and International Regulation of Shipping. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law (CIL) at NUS, Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law, member of the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of International Law and Ocean Development and International Law Journal. She is co-rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Committee on Submarine Cables and Pipelines and was a member of the Legal Working Group on Deep Seabed Mining Liability. Her research interests are in public international law, law of the sea, marine environmental law and international dispute settlement.
Türkiye Cumhuriyet Dış İşleri Bakanlığı İkili Siyasi İşler ve Denizcilik-Havacılık-Hudut Genel Müdür Vekili
Ambassador Çağatay Erciyes is a career diplomat and currently serving as the Director General for Bilateral Political & Maritime-Aviation-Border Affairs of the Turkish Foreign Ministry since December 2018. Having joined the Ministry, he worked in the Diplomatic Missions of Turkey in Albania, Portugal, Belgium, Greece and the US. He most recently made two tours as Ambassador, in charge of Turkish Permanent Representation to UN International Civil Aviation Organization – Montreal, Canada (2012-2015) and Turkish Embassy – Beirut, Lebanon (2015-2018). Throughout his diplomatic career, he served in Ankara between his assignments abroad, mostly at the Maritime Affairs, Greece-Cyprus and NATO departments of the Ministry. Ambassador Erciyes represented Turkey in many UN, IMO, ICAO, NATO and other international meetings on a wide range of topics including disarmament, peacekeeping, crisis management, maritime safety and security, law of the sea and air law. Ambassador Erciyes is member of the negotiation team of the Turkish Foreign Ministry for maritime boundary delimitation and related issues. Ambassador Erciyes is a graduate of TED Ankara College-Ankara (1984), Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University (1988) and Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (2002). His personal interests include sailing, scuba diving, underwater archaeology, photography and graphic design.
Full-time research professor; President of Center for International Law, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (V.U.B.); President of the Belgian Society of International Law since 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 is currently serving as the President of the Belgian Society of International Law since 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.
James Harrison joined the School of Law as a member of academic staff in July 2007. He holds law degrees from the University of Edinburgh (PhD, LLM) and the University of East Anglia (LLB). James teaches on a number of international law courses, including specialist courses in the international law of the sea, international environmental law, and international law for the protection of the marine environment. His research interests span these areas, considering how the legal rules evolve and interact, as well as examining how international law and policy influences the domestic legal framework. He also has a particular interest in the contribution of international courts and tribunals to the development of international law. James is an Annual Case Review Editor (International Environmental Law) for the Journal of Environmental Law.
Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2014; Vice-President of the Tribunal since October 2020; President of the Chamber for Fisheries Disputes 2017-2020; Memberof theSpecial Chamber formed to deal with theDispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius/Maldives)
Born: Reykjavik, Iceland, 10 August 1962.
Education: Cand. jur. (B.A. and LL.M.), Faculty of Law, University of Iceland (1982–1988); summer course in public international law, Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands (1988); courses in public international law, European Community law, competition law and intellectual property law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1992–1993); summer course in European Community law, the law of human rights in Europe, and law and society, Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy (1993); Certificate in European Studies (European Community law, public international law), Europe Institute, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany (1993–1994).
Professional Experience: Attorney at Law, Law Firm of Thorolfur Kristjan Beck, Fridjon Orn Fridjonsson and Tomas Heidar, Reykjavik (1988–1992); Secretary, National Commission on High Seas Fisheries (1994–1995); UN Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (1994–1995); negotiations with Norway and Russia on Barents Sea cod fisheries (1994–1999); Deputy Legal Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (1996); Legal Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (1996-2014); Head of Delegation: negotiations with Denmark/Greenland on the delimitation of the maritime area between Iceland and Greenland (1996–1997), Preparatory Commission for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (1996–1998), negotiations with Denmark/Faroe Islands on the delimitation of the maritime area between Iceland and the Faroe Islands (1996–2007), Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (1997), Meetings of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1997–2014), informal consultations for the negotiation of General Assembly resolutions on Oceans and the Law of the Sea and Sustainable Fisheries (1997–2013), UN Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (1998), meetings of the Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (2000–2007), consultations with the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark/Faroe Islands on the continental shelf in the Hatton Rockall area (2001–2014), Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court (2002–2004), informal consultations of States Parties to the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement (2002–2014), negotiations with Norway and Denmark/Faroe Islands on the delimitation of the continental shelf between Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands (2006), Review Conference of the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement (2006, 2010), meetings of the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (2006–2014), negotiations of the FAO International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas (2008), negotiations of the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (2008–2009), coastal States negotiations on mackerel fisheries in the North-East Atlantic (2010–2012), negotiations with Denmark/Greenland on the delimitation of the continental shelf between Greenland and Iceland (2012–2013), meetings with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and its Subcommission established to consider the submission of Iceland (2013–2014); coastal States negotiations on Atlanto-Scandian herring fisheries in the North-East Atlantic (1996–2000); meetings, Legal Advisers of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Nordic countries (1996–2014); meetings, Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the member States of the Council of Europe (1996–2013); Third to Fifth sessions, Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1997–1999); annual meetings, North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (1997–2002); annual meetings, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (1997–2002); general debate of the UN General Assembly on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (1997–2013); annual meetings, OSPAR Commission (the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic) (1997–2012); Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly (1997–2013); Informal Meetings of Legal Advisers at the UN (1997–2013); Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland (1998–present); Chairman, National Commission on Continental Shelf Limits (2000–2014); FAO Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem (2001); Annual Meetings, International Whaling Commission (2001–2003, Head of Delegation 2009–2011); Director, Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland (2002–present); Co-Director and Lecturer, Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (2003–present); Meeting of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (2007); Chief Negotiator of Iceland on mackerel fisheries (2009–2012); Commissioner of Iceland, International Whaling Commission (2009–2012); Vice-Chairman, Negotiations Committee on Fisheries relating to the accession negotiations of Iceland with the European Union (2009–2013); various meetings with the European Union on fisheries in preparation for accession negotiations (2010–2011); guest lecturer at various universities; Ambassador (2014); Conciliator under Annex V to the Convention (2014–present); Arbitrator under Annex VII to the Convention (2014–present).
Member: National group for the purpose of nominating candidates for election to international courts and tribunals (1996–present); Editorial Board of the Nordic Journal of International Law (2000–present); Board of Leifur Eiriksson Moot Court Club (for the participation of Icelandic law students in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition) (2001–present); Editorial Board of the Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law (2010–present); Board of the Polar Law Institute, University of Akureyri (2010–present); Advisory Board of the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland (2013–present).
Publications and Lectures: Author of numerous writings and publications, including: Friðhelgi ríkja og eigna þeirra gagnvart lögsögu dómstóla annarra ríkja (Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property) (in Icelandic), University of Iceland, 1988; Richterliche Rechtsfortbildung im Europäischen Gemeinschaftsrecht (Lawmaking of Courts in European Community Law) (in German), Europa Institut, 1994; “Lausn deilna við nágrannaríkin á sviði fiskveiða og hafréttar” (“Settlement of Fisheries and Maritime Delimitation Disputes with Neighbouring Countries”) (in Icelandic), in: Sjávarsýn, Njördur, Iceland, 1999; “Réttarstaða landgrunnsins, réttur strandríkja til landgrunns og afmörkun íslenska landgrunnsins” (“Legal Status of the Continental Shelf and Delineation of the Icelandic Continental Shelf”) (in Icelandic), in: Líndæla, Liber Amicorum Sigurður Líndal, Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag, Iceland, 2001; “Legal Aspects of Continental Shelf Limits”, in: Legal and Scientific Aspects of Continental Shelf Limits, Martinus Nijhoff, 2004; Legal and Scientific Aspects of Continental Shelf Limits (co-ed.), Martinus Nijhoff, 2004; “Emerging UN Law of the Sea Issues”, in: Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China, Martinus Nijhoff, 2006; Þorskastríðin þrjú – saga landhelgismálsins 1948-1976 (The Three Cod Wars – the History of the Fisheries Zone Dispute 1948-1976) (in Icelandic) (ed.), Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland, 2006; Law, Science and Ocean Management (co-ed.), Martinus Nijhoff, 2007; Havets nye grænser (The New Ocean Boundaries) (in Danish), Rotary Norden, 2008; “The Legal Regime of the Arctic Ocean“, in: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (ZaöRV), Heidelberg Journal of International Law, Verlag W. Kohlhammer, 2009, and in: New Chances and New Responsibilities in the Arctic Region, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2010; Changes in the Arctic Environment and the Law of the Sea (co-ed.), Martinus Nijhoff, 2010; “Delimitation of the Continental Shelf and Determination of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles in Areas of Overlapping Claims: The Nordic Model”, in: Peaceful Order in the World´s Oceans, Essays in Honor of Satya N. Nandan, Brill Nijhoff, 2014; “The Legal Framework for High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean”, in International Maritime Economy: Law and Policy, Brill Nijhoff, 2017; “Foreword: The Rule of Law of the Sea”, in Natural Resources and the Law of the Sea: Exploration, Allocation, Exploitation of Natural Resources in Areas under National Jurisdiction and Beyond, International Law Institute, 2017; “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction: A Third Implementing Agreement under the Law of the Sea Convention?”, in Liber Amicorum Guðmundur Eiríksson, University for Peace and O.P. Jindal Global University, 2017; “Introduction”, in Guide to the Navigation of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (in English, French and Portuguese), Editora D’Plácido, 2018; Maritime Challenges in Asia (ed.), Korea Maritime Institute, 2020; New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea(ed.), Brill Nijhoff, 2020; “Introduction: How Does the Law of the Sea Adapt to New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances”, in New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea, Brill Nijhoff 2020.
Numerous lectures, including, most recently, University of Ankara, Faculty of Law, April 2019; 24th Session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, Rhodes, July 2019; International Law of the Sea Summer Academy, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, July 2019; 13th Session of the IFLOS Summer Academy, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, July 2019; Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency Judicial Symposium: Responsibility in Fisheries, Honiara, August 2019; International Conference on the Law of the Sea: New Developments in the Law of the Sea and the Role of ITLOS, The Korean Society of International Law, Seoul, August 2019; Sixth Session of the Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea, Yeosu, August 2019; Vitafélagið (Lighthouse Society), Reykjavik, October 2019; Symposium on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland, “The Blue Ocean”, Reykjavik, October 2019; Nippon Fellowship Programme, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, October 2019; Conference, 25 Years of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Hamilton Lugar School of Gobal and International Studies (Indiana University) and University of Hamburg, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, October 2019; Workshop on the Role of ITLOS in the Settlement of Disputes relating to the Law of the Sea, Montevideo, November 2019; Conference, Dynamics of Disputes over IUU Fishing: Regime Convergence and Lex Ferenda, Luxembourg, November 2019; Workshop on Satellite Monitoring of Fisheries and Spatial Closures, and the Legal Basis for Using Satellite Data in Enforcement, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, Oxford, January, 2020; Queen Mary University of London, Department of Law, London, February 2020; ITLOS/IMO Symposium on Flag State Responsibilities and the Future of Article 91 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, International Maritime Organization, London, March 2020; Virtual Award Ceremony of the NILOS Moot Court Competition, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht, July 2020; IFLOS Virtual Event, Law-making in the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, International Foundation for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, August 2020; Virtual Lecture, O.P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, September 2020; Short Course: Law of the Sea, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, September 2020.
Distinctions: Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland.
After a decade teaching international public law at the Faculty of Law in Bordeaux , he joined in October 1983 the French Institute of Marine Science (IFREMER) in charge of implementing the MSR Regime of UNCLOS and in charge of the Legal Regime for Exploration mineral resources in the Area. In 2005, he joined the Secretariat General of the Sea, a Prime Minister service (till 2018) where he participated in the elaboration of the EU Marine Policy. At the same period, he was tasked with the lead of the team dedicated to the French programme of the extension of the continental shelf (2006/2018) and participated in the work of the CLCS in New York. Since 2012, he is member of the Legal and Technical Committee of the International Seabed Authority. He chaired (2001/2009) the Advisory Body on the Law of the Sea (ABELOS) on Marine Scientific Research created by the IOC/UNESCO. He is member of the Scientific Council of the Monaco’s Institute of the Law of the Sea (INDEMER). Communications and Publications in different fields of the Law of the Sea (continental shelf, MSR, Area’s Regime and Part XI of UNCLOS, governance of the Ocean).
Member of the ITLOS; 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.
Prof. Dr., Member of the ITLOS, Former Secretary of the International Court of Justice
As a Cameroonian career diplomat and academic, His Excellency Maurice Kamga has more than 25 years of experience in practicing and teaching 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. Since October, 2021 he is a member of the ITLOS.
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.
Education:International Law Department, Moscow Institute for International Relations (1987–1992); Ph.D. (2008).
Professional Experience:Third Secretary, Treaty and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991–1992); Assistant to the Deputy Foreign Minister and to the Head of the National Committee on Disarmament (1993–1994); Third, Second and First Secretary, Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN, New York (1994–1997); Adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly (1997–1998); Deputy Director, Deputy Director-General of the Treaty and Legal Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998–2001); Alternate Representative of Ukraine on the UN Security Council (2001); Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN (2001–2004); Director, Department of the UN and other international organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004–2006); Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Directorate of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine (2006–2008); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Romania (2008–2011).
Member:Delegation of Ukraine at the sessions of the United Nations General Assembly (1994–2007); Representative to the Third Committee (Social and Humanitarian issues, Human rights, 1994–1997) and to the Sixth Committee (Legal matters, 1995–1997, 1999–2003); Commission on Social Development (Rapporteur at 34th session, 1995); Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (1995–2003, Vice-Chairman 1998, Chairman 2002); Delegation of Ukraine at sessions of Assembly and Council of the International Seabed Authority (1995–1998); Delegation of Ukraine at meetings of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1996–1999, 2001–2003, Vice-President, 12th Meeting 2002); Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Legal Protection under the Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel (Head of Delegation of Ukraine, 2002); Ad hoc Committee on jurisdictional immunities of states and their property (2002–2004); UN Committee for Programme and Coordination (Chairman at the 45th session, 2005); Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Terrorism (2006); OSCE Working Group on the draft convention on the international legal personality, legal capacity and privileges and immunities of the OSCE (2006–2007); Head of Delegation of Ukraine at the 24th Meeting of the Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, 2011; List of Arbitrators of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAC) (2013-present).
Publications:Articles on legal issues include “Determination of criteria for equitable legal regulation of the continental shelf delimitation”,Pravo UkraineNo. 7 (2001); “On establishment of a non-contradictorial model of maritime delimitation”,Pravo UkraineNo. 9 (2001); “Joint exploitation of oil and gas resources of the continental shelf: possible ways of intensifying cooperation between Ukraine and Romania”,Collection of scientific essays “State and law”, issue 35, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2007); “Issues of the international legal regime to combat piracy in contemporary circumstances”,Yearbook of scientific essays “Legal State”, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, issue 21 (2010); “The International Court of Justice findings in case of delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine) and its possible impact on further settlement of delimitation disputes”,Yearbook of scientific essays “Legal State”, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, issue 23 (2012); “Piracy, Hijacking, and Armed Robbery Against Ships”, in:The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law, Vol. III, Marine Environmental Law and Maritime Security Law, Oxford UP, 2016.
Education:History studies, University of Amsterdam (1984-1986); Master’s Degree (International Law), University of Amsterdam (1979-1985); research training course (international and European law), T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague (1986); Master’s Degree (Dutch law), University of Amsterdam (1988); Ph.D. dissertation, Limburg University (now: Maastricht University) (1994).
Lecturer, Limburg University, Maastricht (1986-1994); Assistant Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands (1994-1999), Deputy Head, International Law Division (1999-2006); Legal Adviser and Head of the International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands (2006-2017); Endowed Professor (part-time), Practice of International Law, University of Maastricht (2011-present).
Participation in many negotiations, amongst others: UN Agreement on Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (1994-1995), Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (1996-1998), ISA Code on prospecting and exploration for poly-metallic nodules (1997-2000), UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (1998-2001); maritime boundary negotiations, Germany/Netherlands (1998-2014), Saint Kitts and Nevis/Netherlands (2012-2014), France/Netherlands (2004-2015), UNESCO 2nd Protocol to Hague Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in event of armed conflict (1999), ISA Code on prospecting and exploration for poly-metallic sulphides (2001-2008), Amendments to the IMO Convention and Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA) (2003-2005).
Chair, European Union Working Party on the Law of the Sea (COMAR) on behalf of Luxemburg and the Netherlands (1997, 2004-2005); President, Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (2000); Chair, Legal Working Group, International Commission for the International Tracing Service (2005-2006); President, Council of International Seabed Authority (2008); Chair, Strategic Study Group, International Commission for the International Tracing Service (2009-2010); Co-Chair, UN General Assembly Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (2010-2015); Vice-Chair, 31st International Conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva (2011); Acting President, Administrative Council, Permanent Court of Arbitration (2011-2017).
Agent in various cases before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the US Supreme Court (2010-2013).
Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration (2008 - present); Conciliator under Annex V of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (2016-present); Arbitrator under Annex VII of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (2016-present).
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.
Associate Professor in Maritime Law at Southampton Law School
Dr Alexandros X.M. Ntovas is an expert advocate and tenured academic in the areas of international law of the sea and admiralty (with a focus on public ‘wet’ maritime law), navigational freedoms and practice, as well as in all issues regarding contemporary safety and security of ships, ports, and offshore installations. Currently an Associate Professor in Maritime Law at Southampton Law School, he is going to assume the Directorship of the Institute of Maritime Law in 2020. He was formerly a director of international shipping law programs at the University of London, Queen Mary College, Centre for Commercial Law Studies and a visiting professor in transnational oceans and maritime law at the King’s College London. He has been promoted to a readership in acquiring the position of the Professor (Associate) with effect from September 2019 at the University of Southampton Law School, and becoming in 2020 the Director of the prestigious and internationally leading Institute of Maritime Law, to which he had previously (2012–16) served as a governing board member. His background amalgamates the broader legal disciplines of international and European law, at both public and private level, with political analysis and international relations, as these find a common expression in the context of maritime law, shipping practice and oceanic policy. He belongs to the new generation of maritime lawyers, who are competent to perceive, appreciate and undertake the challenging task of dealing with a ship as one single economic, social, commercial and – at times when the flag State extents diplomatic protection to her in international proceedings– sovereign entity. He has practised public and administrative law and acted on numerous occasions as a policy advisor to governments, including the European Union, the public sector and the shipping industry. He publishes internationally on the above matters (his most recent work includes The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance: UN Specialized Agencies and Global Ocean Governance (Oxford University Press: 2018), edited together with Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice and Judge David J. Attard, IMO IMLI Director and Vice-President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea), as well as speaking in high-profile international fora and conferences.
Centre of International Law, National University of Singapore
Nilüfer Oral is Director of the Centre of International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore. She is a member of the UN International Law Commission and Co-chair of the Study Group on Sea-level rise in relation to international law. She served as climate change negotiator for the Turkish Ministry (2009 – 2016). She has also appeared before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Nilufer Oral is a Distinguished Fellow of the Law of the Sea Institute at Berkeley Law (University of California Law Berkeley); Senior Fellow of the National University of Singapore Law School; and Honorary Research Fellow at University of Dundee. She is a member of the IUCN-WCEL Steering Committee. She was elected to the IUCN Council 2012-2016 and served as the Co-chair of the WCEL Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs. Dr. Oral is the series editor for the International Straits of the World publications (Brill); member of the Board of Editors of the European Society of International Law Series; Board of Editors of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law; Associate Editor of the Research Perspectives in the Law of the Sea (Brill); Board of Advisors for the International Law Studies Journal and International Advisory Board, and Chinese Journal of Environmental Law (Brill). She has published numerous articles edited several books, and has spoken at many international conferences.
Senior Adviser for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
Attorney at Law, admitted in Colombia, specializing in public international law. Since 2008, Adviser for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia. Since 2014, Counsellor to the Ministry on the policy and legal aspects of the Law of the Sea and of the Air and Outer Space Law. Previously, he held posts with the National PECC Committee (Colpecc), the Office of the Vice President, the National Department of Planning and the Ministry of Trade, and academic positions with the Externado University and the Pontifical Xaverian University of Bogotá, among other universities and institutions. He obtained his Law Degree from the Faculty of Jurisprudence of the Rosario University and has graduate studies in the Law of the Sea, Government and International Relations.
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.
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.
Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Science
Suzette V. Suarez is Professor of Maritime Law and Course Director of the International Study Program Shipping and Chartering at the Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Previously, she served as Acting Professor for the Law of the Sea at the University of Hamburg. Prior to embarking on a career in academia, she worked as an associate legal officer at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg. Prof. Suarez also served as legal adviser to the Philippine Government on public international law and law of the sea issues. She is the author of publications on, among others, maritime delimitation and territorial disputes, outer limits of the continental shelf, and offshore renewable energy. She is an Attorney admitted to the Philippine Bar and a Solicitor, England & Wales, UK.
Avocat à la Cour (Bar of Paris), and Doctor in Law (Sorbonne & Melbourne)
Dr. Virginie Tassin Campanella is Attorney at Law (Paris & Zürich Bar), Dr. in Law from Melbourne & Sorbonne Universities and Founder & Director of the Law Firm VTA Tassin (Paris, Geneva & Zürich) delivering services in Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance to governments, organizations and the private sector. The firm is currently particularly active in Europe, Indian Ocean and Asia Pacific.
She is a Member of the Scientific Council of the Economic Law of the Sea Institute of Monaco (INDEMER), International Counsel of the Brazilian Law of the Sea Institute (IBDMAR), member of the IUCN World Ocean Group, expert for the IUCN French Overseas Territories and expert for the World Bank. She has been teaching and invited as a guest professor in various fora: Sciences Po Paris, HEC Paris, Lille University, Nanterre University, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Escola Superior Dom Helder Camara. Former ITLOS Associate Legal Officer, Dr. Tassin Campanella worked for law firms, think tanks, international and regional organizations and the private sectors in Vietnam, Australia, China, Germany, France and Switzerland.
Dr. Tassin Campanella is an award-winning law of the sea scholar (INDEMER 2011 and Brazil ESDHC 2016). She is regularly publishing in French and English and invited in law of the sea and ocean conferences around the world. She is currently preparing her third book “ Seabed Mining & the Law of the Sea”, co-edited with Robert Makgill (Routledge, 2022).
Professor Dr. Helmut Tuerk is a native of Linz, Austria. He obtained a Doctorate in Law from the University of Vienna in 1963 and thereafter a Postgraduate Diploma frrom the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. He joined the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1965, serving as Legal Advisor, Deputy Secretary–General, Ambassador to the United States of America as well as to the Holy See. He further held the position of Director–General of the Office of the Austrian Federal President. From 2005 to 2015 he was a Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany, also serving a term as Vice–President. Subsequently he was elected President of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica, and also held the position of Chairman of the Review Committee. He is the author of numerous publications in the field of international law, in particular the law of the sea.
Korea National Diplomat Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yonsei University
Joonkoo Yoo is a Professor of the Korea National Diplomat Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and concurrently serves the inviting professor of GSIS of Yonsei University. He has been a member of advisory committee of Ministry of Defence(MOD), Trade, Industry & Energy(MOTIE), and ministry of Science and ICT. He currently specializes in international law focusing on International Public Domains, cyberspace security, outerspace, and Artic issues and has served as a legal adviser for the cyber security UNGGE/OEWG, LAWS GGE, and SDWG. Professor Yoo has been teaching in Seoul National Univ. GSIS and Yonsei Univ. He served as Deputy Director of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Seoul Summit. Before teaching, Dr. Yoo was a legal adviser specializing in International Trade and Defence Acquisition with Aitken, Berlin & Brooman in Washington D.C..