Distinguished Global Fellow

Professor Georges Abi-Saab

Education

  • LL.B., University of Cairo
  • D.E.S., Private Law & Public Law, University of Cairo
  • M.A., Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • S.J.D., Harvard Law School
  • Doctorate, Political Science, University of Cambridge & University of Geneva
  • Diploma, Hague Academy of International Law

Legal Career

  • Chairman, Appellate Body, World Trade Organization
  • Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission
  • Member of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Monetary Fund
  • Advocate and Counsel for several governments in cases before the International Criminal Tribunal
  • Judge ad hoc, International Court of Justice
  • Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • Consultant to the Secretary-General of the United Nations creating the report "Progressive Development of Principles and Norms of International Law Relating to the New International Economic Order" (1984)
  • Egyptian Representative to the Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law (1974-1977)
  • Consultant to the Secretary-General of the United Nations creating the report "Respect for Human Rights in Armed Conflicts" (1969-1970)

Academic Career

  • Honorary Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (1963-2000)
  • Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Cairo
  • Member of the Institute of International Law

Publications

  • "Les exceptiones préliminaires dans la procédure de la Cour internationale: Etude des notions fondamentales de procédure et des moyens de leur mise en oeuvre" (Paris, Pedone, 1967)
  • "International Crises and the Role of Law: The United Nations Operation in Congo 1960-1964" (Oxford University Press, 1978)
  • "The Concept of International Organization," editor (Paris, UNESCO, 1981)
  • Hague Academy of International Law course: "Wars of National Liberation in the Geneva Conventions and Protocols" (Recueil des cours, vol. 165, 1979-IV)
  • Hague Academy of International Law course: "General Course of Public International Law" (Recueil des cours, vol. 207 (1987-VII).