Professor Philippe Gautier

Philippe Gautier

  • Registrar of the Tribunal since 21 September 2001

Born: Bujumbura, Burundi, 1 February 1960.

Education: Licence en droit (1982), Licence en philosophie (1983), Diplôme d’études spécialisées en droit européen (1985), Docteur en droit (1992), Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Professional Experience: Administrator (Treaty Directorate, 1984-1988; Law of the Sea/Antarctica Office, 1988-1991), Deputy Director, Head of the Law of the Sea/Antarctica Office (1991-1995), Director, Head of the Treaties Division (1995-1997), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium; Assistant (1985-1993), Lecturer (1993-1996), Professor (1996-present), Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve); Lecturer, University of Butare (Rwanda) (1987), University for Peace (San José, Costa Rica) (2002-2004), Amsterdam Law School (2004-2005); Deputy Registrar of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1997-2001).

Member: Belgian delegation to: Maritime boundary negotiations with France, United Kingdom and The Netherlands (1991-1996), Preparatory Commission for the International Seabed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1989-1990, Head 1991-1994), Consultations of the UN Secretary-General concerning Part XI of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (19911994), UN Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (1993), Antarctic Consultative meetings (1990, Head 1991-1996); Belgian Society of International Law; Société française pour le droit international; Association internationale du droit de la mer; Center for International Law, Free University of Brussels.

Publications: Author of publications on international law, including: Essai sur la définition des traités entre Etats, 1993; “De 1982 à 1994: les étapes d’une modification ‘singulière’ de la partie XI de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer de 1982”, RBDI, 1995; “Le plateau continental de la Belgique et sa délimitation – quelques réflexions sur la notion d’accord implicite”, RBDI, 1995; “Institutional developments in the Antarctic Treaty System”, International Law for Antarctica, 1996; “La procédure devant le Tribunal International du droit de la mer”, Espaces et ressources maritimes, 1998; “The Reparation for Injuries Case Revisited: The Personality of the European Union”, Max-Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, 2000; “Interim measures of protection before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea”, Current Marine Environmental Issues and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 2001; reports on the activities of the Tribunal in the Chinese Journal of International Law, 2003-2006; The Exclusive Economic Zone and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982-2000: a preliminary assessment of State practice (co-ed.), 2003; “Les affaires de ‘prompte mainlevée’ devant le Tribunal international du droit de la mer”, The Global Community – Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence, 2003, Vol. 1; “Sentence rendue le 14 janvier 2003 par le tribunal arbitral constitué par le Gouvernement de la République française et l’UNESCO sur la question du régime fiscal des pensions versées aux fonctionnaires retraités de l’UNESCO résidant en France”, Annuaire français de Droit international, 2003; “NGOs and Law of the Sea Disputes”, Civil Society, International Courts and Compliance Bodies, 2005; The Rules of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: A Commentary (co-ed.), 2006; “L’Etat du pavillon et la protection des intérêts liés au navire”, Promoting Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution through International Law, Liber amicorum Lucius Caflisch, 2007; “Environmental damage and the United Nations Claims Commission : new directions for future international environmental cases?”, Law of the sea, environmental law and settlement of disputes: Liber Amicorum Judge Thomas A. Mensah, 2007.

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