Prof. Andrea Gattini

Andrea Gattini is born in Venice, 17.09.1959.
Education in Law and Political Sciences at the Universities of Padua and Bologna; Doctor Juris in International Law at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich.
Former academic positions:
Professor of International Law and European Law in the University of Urbino (Italy) 1998-2005. In the nineties visiting scholar/professor in International Law and European Law in the Universities of Munich (D), Würzburg (D), Michigan (USA), King’s College (UK).
Current position:
Full Professor of International Law, Law School of the University of Padua (Italy) since October 2005.
Director of the School on European Legal and Social Studies of the University of Padova
Co-opted Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerrecht and of the Société française de droit international. Member of the American Society of International Law, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the European Society of International Law, the Italian Society of International Law.
2009-2012 Counsel of the Federal Republic of Germany at the ICJ in the case Jurisdictional Immunities of States (FRG v. Italy)
Author of two monographs on circumstances precluding wrongfulness (in German 1991) and on State responsibility for war damages (in Italian 2003) and of numerous articles and essays in leading international journals on theory of international law, state responsibility, international dispute settlement.

Prof. Lorenzo Gradoni

Lorenzo Gradoni is associate professor of International Law at the Department of Legal Studies, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna. Formerly visiting professor at the Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne (2011-14) and Research Assistant at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2009-10). Research Associate at the UMR de Droit comparé de Paris (since 2007). PhD in EU Law (2003). Recipient of the International Society of International Law Prize (2008) and the European Society of International Law Book Prize (2010). Main research interests: public international law and its sources, international inter-systemic law, international law and politics, WTO law, international criminal law. He recently authored The International Court of Justice and the International Customary Law Game of Cards, in M. Andeans and E. Björge (eds), A Farewell to Fragmentation: Reassertion and Convergence in International Law (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge 2015).

Judge Bruno Simma

Bruno Simma is a Judge at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. Before his appointment to the Tribunal, Bruno Simma served as a Judge at the International Court of Justice from 2003 until 2012. From 1987 to 1996, he was a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; from 1997 to 2002, he served on the UN International Law Commission. From 2012 to 2013, he was a Judge ad hoc for Costa Rica in a case before the International Court of Justice. Before his tenure at the Hague Court, Simma was Co-agent and Counsel for Germany in the LaGrand Case against the United States as well as Counsel for Cameroon in its Land and Maritime Boundary Case against Nigeria. Since 2012, he is a member of the Advisory Committee on Nominations of the Assembly of States parties to the International Criminal Court. He has served, and is currently serving, as an arbitrator in a number of inter-State and international foreign investment arbitrations as well as in international commercial and sports law (CAS) arbitrations.

Bruno Simma has also had a long and distinguished academic career, as Professor of Law at the University of Munich for over 30 years, where he remained despite numerous offers from other universities, and as Visiting Professor and currently Professor of Law (on leave during his tenure at the IUSCT) at the University of Michigan Law School. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the European Journal of International Law, a co-founder of the European Society of International Law, and an associate member of the Institut de droit international. Together with Alfred Verdross, he co-authored Universelles Völkerrecht, one of the most influential textbooks in international law and, more recently, he edited the leading Commentary on the Charter of the United Nations. He has published and edited or co-edited several other books and is the author or co-author of around 150 academic contributions. In 2009, Simma offered the General Course at the Hague Academy of International Law. He has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Macerata, Glasgow and Innsbruck.

Prof. Hervé Ascensio

Hervé Ascensio is professor of international law at the Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), director of the Department of International, European and Comparative Studies, director of the master degree in international economic law. He is the author of numerous publications on public international law, including co-editor of a treatise on international criminal law and a book on the standard-setting activity of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”).
He has advised the government of France in various matters before international courts and has acted as an expert before arbitral tribunals in investment cases. He is also a member of the Court of conciliation and arbitration within the OSCE, as alternate arbitrator. Professor Ascensio is a member and former Secretary General of the French Society for International Law, a member of the American Society of International Law, the International Institute of Human Rights, the Société de Législation comparée, the International Law Association (French branch).

Dr. Yas Banifatemi

Yas Banifatemi is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School on international commercial arbitration, and a Lecturer in Law at University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), where she teaches international investment arbitration.  She also conducts a workshop on written skills in international arbitration at Sciences Po Law School.Yas Banifatemi is a member of Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration group and heads the firm’s Public International Law practice.  She acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations, with a focus on investment treaty arbitration and oil & gas matters.Yas Banifatemi has authored numerous publications on international arbitration and public international law and participates in leading working groups on international arbitration. She is a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a Member of the LCIA Court of Arbitration.

Judge Jean-Claude Bonichot

Jean-Claude Bonichot; born 1955; graduated in law at the University of Metz, degree from the Institut d'études politiques, Paris, former student at the École nationale d'administration; rapporteur (1982-85), commissaire du gouvernement (1985-87 and 1992-99), Judge (1999-2000), President of the Sixth Sub-Division of the Judicial Division (2000-06), at the Council of State; Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice (1987-91); Director of the Private Office of the Minister for Labour, Employment and Vocational Training, then Director of the Private Office of the Minister of State for the Civil Service and Modernisation of Administration (1991-92); Head of the Legal Mission of the Council of State at the National Health Insurance Fund for Employed Persons (2001-06); Lecturer at the University of Metz (1988-2000), then at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (from 2000); author of numerous publications on administrative law, Community law and European human rights law; Founder and chairman of the editorial committee of the Bulletin de jurisprudence de droit de l'urbanisme, co-founder and member of the editorial committee of the Bulletin juridique des collectivités locales; President of the Scientific Council of the Research Group on Institutions and Law governing Regional and Urban Planning and Habitats; Judge at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2006.

Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has been professor in international law and international organization at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva since 1999. She has been invited as guest lecturer in numerous universities all over the world.

She has gained a wide-ranging reputation for her contribution to international law, in such fields as the law of international organizations, international economic law and international environmental law. In the area of dispute settlement, she has served as chairperson of WTO arbitration panels on pre-shipment inspections, has pleaded before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and has been an arbitrator in investment arbitration (ICSID).

She is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Secretary General and Prof. Yves Daudet

Yves Daudet is Emeritus Professor of Public International Law at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and since 2005 has been Secretary-General of the Hague Academy of International Law. He is Ad Hoc Judge at the International Court of Justice.

He studied at the Paris Faculty of Law where he took his Doctorate, for which he was awarded the Faculty’s thesis prize and the Georges Scelle prize before obtaining the Agrégation qualification in public law.

An enthusiast for international activities, he has undertaken missions in more than sixty foreign countries and has instigated a number of cooperative projects.

His research, books and articles have concentrated on general international law, with a particular interest in the sources of international law (a course given at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2001 dealt with the subject of codification) and in the United Nations system.

Prof. Andrea Hamann

Andrea Hamann is Professor of public law at the Law Faculty of the University of Strasbourg, France. She studied law at the University of Cologne, Germany, and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she then completed her Ph.D. in international law and dispute settlement. She held a position as Assistant Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2) before becoming a tenured professor at the University of Strasbourg.

She teaches constitutional law, public international law, international dispute settlement, WTO law and investment law. She has published several articles in various fields of international and domestic law, and is the author of Adjudicating Compliance in the WTO Dispute Settlement System / Le contentieux de la mise en conformité dans le règlement des différends de l'O.M.C. (Brill Nijhoff, 2014), her doctoral thesis, for which she was awarded the Prix Suzanne Bastid by the Société française pour le droit international (SFDI) and the Georges Scelle Prize.

Prof. Matthew Happold

Matthew Happold is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Luxembourg. He previously held academic positions at several universities in the UK. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School and a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

A general public international lawyer, Matthew’s publications include Sanctions and Embargos in International Law (editor) (forthcoming), International Law in a Multipolar World (editor) (2012), Settlement of Investment Disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty (co-author with Thomas Roe) (2011), Child Soldiers in International Law (2005) and Constitutional Human Rights in the Commonwealth (co-editor with Michael Anderson) (2003).

Matthew is a member of the Luxembourg commission consultative des droits de l’homme, and of the editorial boards of the Human Rights Law Review and the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l’homme. He also practices as a barrister from 3 Hare Court, London.

Prof. Robert Howse

Rob Howse is LLoyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU Law School and a visiting fellow, London School of Economics Law Department (Autumn, 2015).  He previously held professorships at the Universities of Michigan and Toronto, and has taught as a visitor at, among other institutions, the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hamburg University, Tsing Hua University (Beijing) and Harvard University. He is the co-author of Trebilcock, Howse, Eliason, The Regulation of International Trade, 4th ed., 2012 and author of The World Trading System:  Law, Politics, and Legitimacy, 2007, among other works.   Professor Howse often advises NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, think tanks, law firms and corporations on international investment and trade disputes and matters of international economic law and policy.  He is the co-founder and co-convener of the New York City Area International Economic Law Working Group. He tweets frequently on international law, international trade and investment, animal welfare, climate change and renewable energy at @howserob and is a regular contributor to the International Economic Law and Policy blog,

Prof. Gabrielle Marceau

Gabrielle Marceau (1994-present) is a counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO Secretariat, which she joined on 11 September 1994. Her main function is to advise panellists in WTO disputes, the Director-General's Office, the Secretariat and WTO Members on WTO-related matters.

From September 2005 to January 2010, Dr Marceau was legal advisor in the Cabinet of former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy. Gabrielle Marceau is also Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva. She is frequently invited to lecture at international conferences and law schools and has taught at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, the Sorbonne in Paris, Monash University in Melbourne, the World Trade Institute in Bern, and others. Professor Marceau is President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), and is also involved with other associations and groups promoting international law.

Before joining the GATT Secretariat, she worked in private practice in Quebec, Canada, mainly in labour and insurance law. Professor Marceau has published extensively in WTO law and international economic law. A selection of her publications can be found at

Judge Fausto Pocar

Judge Fausto Pocar , Professor Emeritus of International Law, former Dean and Vice-Rector, Milan University. As of 2000 Appeals Judge ICTY and ICTR, as well as ICTY President (2005-2008). He has a long standing experience in the UN (member and Chairman, Human Rights Committee under the ICCPR, 1984-2000; Special Representative, UN High Commissioner Human Rights in Chechnya, 1995-1996; Chair, informal WG, UN Commission Human Rights on Declaration on Minority rights, 1991-1992; It. delegate, COPUOS and its Legal Subcommittee, 1984-1995; Chair, PCA WG on arbitration rules for Outer Space Disputes), in the EU (It. delegate, Council Committee on judicial affairs; Rapporteur, Lugano Convention 2007), and in the Hague Conference private international law (Rapporteur, Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Judgments, 1999; President, Special Commission on Maintenance, 2001-2005). Member, Institut de droit international.

Judge Allan Rosas

Allan Rosas, Dr. Jur., Dr.Jur. h.c., Dr.Pol.Sc. h.c., is judge at the European Court of Justice since 2002. He is Senior Fellow of the University of Turku and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruge) and the University of Helsinki. Before joining the Court of Justice, he was Professor of Law at the University of Turku (1978-1981) and the Åbo Akademi University (1981-1995) and subsequently Principal Legal Adviser and Director (external relations) at the Legal Service of the European Commission (1995-2001) and Deputy Director-General of the said Legal Service (2001-2002). His more than 400 publications are mainly in the fields of EU law, public international law, constitutional law and administrative law.

Prof. Christoph Schreuer

Christoph Schreuer is a graduate of the Universities of Vienna, Cambridge and Yale. Former Professor at Johns Hopkins University and University of Vienna. Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. Arbitrator in ICSID and UNCITRAL cases. Author of numerous publications in international investment law. Of Counsel
Oct 2000 – Sept 2009University of Vienna, School of Law, Department of International Law and International Relations: Professor of Law
July 1992 – June 2000School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University: Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Organization; Director: International Law and Institutions
Sept 1970 – Sep. 2000 University of Salzburg, School of Law, Department of International Law: Professor of Law

Professor Jean-Marc Sorel

Jean-Marc SOREL est diplômé d’études supérieures en droit public (Université Paris XIII - 1984) et sciences politiques (Institut d’études politiques de Paris – 1985).

Il est Docteur en droit (1990) et Agrégé des universités (1992).
Il est actuellement Professeur à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et a été Directeur du CERDIN (Centre d’études et de recherches en droit international) puis de l’IREDIES (Institut de Recherche en Droit International et Européen de la Sorbonne) de 2007 à 2013.
Il enseigne le droit international général, le droit du contentieux international, l’analyse juridique des conflits territoriaux et maritimes, et le droit des relations monétaires et financières internationales.
Il est l’auteur d’ouvrages et d’articles dans ces domaines. Il est avocat et conseil dans des affaires auprès de la Cour internationale de Justice.

Prof. Rüdiger Wolfrum

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum
Born 13 December 1941 in Berlin, Professor for comparative public law and international law at the law faculties of the universities of Mainz (1982), Kiel (1982-1993) and Heidelberg (since 1993); Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (1993-2012)

Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (since 1996); President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (2005-2008)

Member of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationals Recht"(German Society for International Law) (since 1997); President (2005-2009)

Vice-President of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences (2002-2006)

Membre de l’Institut de Droit International (since 2007)

Sir Michael Wood

Sir Michael Wood is a member of the International Law Commission, and a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. He is a barrister at 20 Essex Street, London, where he practices in the field of public international law, including before international courts and tribunals.  He was Legal Adviser to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 1999 and 2006, having joined as an Assistant Legal Adviser in 1970.

Judge Ineta Ziemele

Ineta Ziemele was born on 12 February 1970.
In 1993 she graduated from the Faculty of Law, the University of Latvia, but in 1994 was awarded Master’s degree by the University of Lund, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. She continued her post-graduate studies in law and political science at Aarhus University, Denmark. In 1999 she was awarded PhD by the Cambridge University, the United Kingdom, for her doctoral thesis “State Continuity and Citizenship in the Baltic States: Aspects of International and Constitutional Law”.

Ineta Ziemele started her working career in 1990 as an assistant to a member of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia, later was an advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima, as well as an advisor to the Prime Minister. In 1995, alongside other jobs and studies, she started to work as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, the University of Latvia (UL) and established the Human Rights Institute of the UL Faculty of Law. From 1999 to 2001 she worked at the Directorate General of Human Rights, the Council of Europe. In 2001 Ineta Ziemele was elected Sorderberg Professor at the University of Lund, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Riga Graduate School of Law. I. Ziemele has been an arbitration expert in some international arbitration proceedings in compliance with the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Ineta Ziemele has been a member of the Commission of Strategic Analysis under the Auspices of the President of the State and the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Law established by the President. She has served as an expert in numerous international projects, inter alia, has been a member of the European Commission E-health expert group, member of a group of experts on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In 2001 Ineta Ziemele established an international legal journal – Baltic Yearbook of International Law – and continues to be its editor-in-chief. Since 2010 she is an expert of the Latvian Council of Science, and since 2012 – an expert of the Research Council of the European University Institute. Member of the Board of the European Society of International Law between 2004 and 2012 and 2014 and 2016.

In 2005 Ineta Ziemele was elected to the office of a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). In 2012 she was elected the President of a Chamber of the ECHR and chaired the Committee on the Status of Judges.