Professor Vladimir Vladimirovich Golitsyn

Judge Vladimir Vladimirovich Golitsyn

  • Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2008

Born: Moscow, Russian Federation, 27 February 1947.

Education: Red Diploma, International Affairs (with honours), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1970); Candidate of Juridical Sciences, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1975); Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1988).

Professional Experience: Lecturer on international law, Law, Diplomatic and Economic Faculties, Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (1975-1981); Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former USSR: Legal Expert, Legal and Treaty Department (1975-1979), Member of the Inter-Agency Working Group of the Supreme Soviet responsible for the preparation of draft laws on territorial sea and fishery zone (1976-1980), Head, Division of Public International Law, Legal and Treaty Department (1979-1982), Member of the Inter-Agency Working Group of the Council of Ministers on the Arctic and Spitsbergen (1979-1982), leader or member of the USSR delegations at various conferences and meetings; United Nations, New York: Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel (1982-1986), Acting Secretary of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country (1983), Secretary of the Committee on Applications for Review of the Administrative Tribunal Judgments (1985-1996), Senior Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel (1986-1997), Secretary, Plenary of the Preparatory Commission for the International Seabed Authority and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1987-1994), Liaison officer at UNHQ for the International Court of Justice (1995-2004), Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel (1997-2003), Director, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (2004-2007), representative of the United Nations at the 92nd and 97th sessions of the Council of IMO, at the 26th session of the Committee on Fisheries of FAO and at the Fourth Meeting of Regional Fisheries Organizations (Rome, March 2005); Chief Legal Counsel of the delegation of the Russian Federation in two prompt release cases before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (2007); Professor of International Law, Moscow State University of International Relations (2007-present).

Member: Soviet Association of International Law (1975-1982); Soviet Association of Maritime Law (1975-1982); American Society of International Law (1991-2005); Canadian Council of International Law (1989-1991); Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Oceans (2004-present); Global Forum Working Group on Governance of Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (2006-present); Russian Association of International Law (Russian branch of the International Law Association) (2007-present); Russian Association of International Maritime Law (2007-present).

Publications: Author of three books and more than 30 articles on international law, Antarctica, the law of the sea and environmental law, including: “Free zones and land-locked States” (in Russian), Maritime Law and Practice No. 34 (303) (Morskoe pravo y practica), 1975; “Land-locked States and the question of limits of jurisdiction of coastal States”(in Russian), Materials on Maritime Law and International Trade Navigation (Materialy po Morscomu Pravu y Mesdunarodnomu Torgovomu Moreplavaniu), Transport No. 8, 1976; “Antarctica – area of peaceful cooperation (in Russian), Soviet State and International Maritime Law, Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Science (Sbornik “Sovetskoe Gosudarstvo y Provo” Institut Gosudarstva y Prava Akademii Nauk), Moscow, March 1977; “Land-locked States and International Law of the Sea”, International Affairs, 1978; “Questions of interpretation of the Antarctic Treaty”, Soviet State and Law, No. 8, 1978; “International legal regulation of conservation and rational use of Antarctic marine living resources” (in Russian), International Fisheries (Mezdunarodnoye rybolovstvo), International law issues, No. 12, 1980; “Antarctica -international legal regime”, International Affairs, 1983; “Antarctica – Tendencies of Development of international regime”, International Affairs, 1989; Interrelation of the Institutions under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea with other Institutions, Kluwer Law International, 1998; “Commentaries on articles 4-8 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice” (together with P. Georget and R. Zacklin), A Commentary. The Statute of the International Court of Justice, A. Zimmermann, Ch. Tomschat and K. Oellers-Frahm (eds), 2006.

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