Professor Tullio Treves

Professor Tullio Treves

  • Member of the Tribunal 1996-2011
  • President of the Seabed Disputes Chamber 1999-2002 and 2008-2011
  • President of the Chamber for Marine Environment Disputes 2002-2005
  • President of the Chamber for Fisheries Disputes 2005-2008

Born: Tucumán, Argentina, 20 September 1942.

Education: Doctor of Law, University of Milan (1964).

Professional Experience: Professor of International Law, University of Sassari (1969-1973); University of Turin (1974-1980); University of Milan (1980-present); Legal Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in New York (1984-1992); Counsel for France in the case against Canada decided by an Arbitral Tribunal concerning the Delimitation of Maritime Areas in the Region of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon (1990-1991); Counsel for Finland in the case concerning Passage through the Great Belt (Finland v. Denmark) before the International Court of Justice (1991-1992); taught on the International Law Courses of Vitoria, Spain (1984) and the UNITAR Courses in International Law at The Hague (1987, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2003-2007), at Yaoundé (2002) and at Quito (2004); gave courses at the Geneva Institute for Advanced International Studies (1988), Universities of Paris I and II (1983, 1994, 1995, 2001-2003, 2007), The Hague Academy of International Law (1990), the external session of the Academy, Cairo (2004), the Rhodes Academy of International Maritime Law and Policy (1997, 1998, 2000-2007); the Bancaja international law courses at Castellon, Spain (1997, 2006); the University of Aix-Marseille (2000); the International Law Courses of Thessaloniki, Greece (2000 and 2002); doctorate course, Ortega y Gasset Institute, University of Madrid (2003, 2006); lectured at universities in Italy, Argentina, Canada, Finland, France, Iran, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Belgium, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Singapore; External examiner for doctoral degrees at: Dalhousie University, Halifax; European University Institute, Florence; University of Valencia, Spain; University of La Martinique, France.

Member: Institut de droit international; Law of the Sea Institute; American, French and Italian Societies of International Law; European Council for Environmental Law (President); Steering Committee of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (London – New York); Scientific Committee of the Institut de droit économique de la mer (Monaco); Editorial Boards of Ocean Development and International Law, Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, Il diritto marittimo and Revue belge de droit international; Legal Sub-Project of the Finalized Project on Oceanography of the Italian Council for Scientific Research (Board 1977-1982); Italian delegation to: Committee on the Peaceful Uses of the Seabed and the Ocean Floor beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction (1973); Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (1974-1982, Coordinator of the French Language Group of the Drafting Committee); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (1981 and 1983); Preparatory Commission for the International Seabed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1983-1994); Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly (1983-1991); Working Group of the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly for the Drafting of a UN Body of Principles for the Protection of Detained or Imprisoned Persons (Chairman 1984-1988); Special Committee of the UN General Assembly for the Drafting of a Convention Against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries (1984-1989, Vice-Chairman); Second Vienna Conference on the Law of Treaties (1986); Special Committee for the Strengthening of the Principle of Non-Use of Force (Chairman 1987); Security Council (1987-1988); Consultations of the UN Secretary-General concerning Part XI of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1990-1994); First and Second Sessions of the International Seabed Authority (1994, 1995, 1996); List of international arbitrators, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; “resource person” in FAO expert consultations (2006-2007).

Publications: Author of numerous books and articles in various fields of public and private international law, law of the sea and environmental law, including The Exploitation of the International Seabed (in Italian), 1982; The Law of the Sea, the European Union and its Member States, 1997; The United Nations Compensation Commission; A Handbook (with M. Frigessi di Ratalma), 1999; Le controversie internazionali, nuove tendenze, nuovi tribunali (International Disputes, New Trends, New Tribunals), 1999; International law, fundamental problems (in Italian), 2005; member of the board of editors of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale and Ocean Development and International Law.

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