Born March 18 1939
Elected member, Institute de Droit international, since 2002
Ph.D., University London, London, Britain, 1968 in international law
LL.M., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
LL.B. Taiwan University, Taiwan, China
Professor of law, Columbia University Law School, adjunct, 1997- present
Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, adjunct, 2003- present
Chairman and organizer, Peace Seminar, Columbia University, monthly, December 2003- present
Special Senior Fellow, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, 1999- present
Visiting Professor, Graduate School, New School for Social Sciences, 1974 -1976.
Professor of Law, Pace University Law School, adjunct, 1984-1996.
Visiting Professor of International Law, People’s University, Beijing, 1986 summer
Visiting Professor of International Law, Beijing University, 1990, summer
Professor of Social Sciences, New York University, adjunct, 1995-1996
(A selected list of lectures attached below)
United Nations since 1967
OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS, UNITED NATIONS, 1981- December 1998
Executive Secretary, United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, Rome,1997-1998
Director, Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, 1995-1998, and concurrently as:
- Secretary, International Law Commission;
- Secretary, Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly;
- Secretary, Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization;
- Secretary, Preparatory Committee on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court;
- Secretary, Ad Hoc Committee on the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing;
- Secretary, Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses.
Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel, 1981-1995.
LAW OF THE SEA, OCEAN ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY,
UNITED NATIONS, 1973-1982
Secretary, Working Group on the International Sea -Bed Regime and Machinery, 1973-1974, the Sea-Bed Committee.
Committee Secretary, United Nations Third Conference on the Law of the Sea, 1974-1982.
Chief, Uses of the Sea: Ocean and Coastal Zone Management and Planning, 1978-1981.
DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, 1967 - 1972
Prepared reports and studies on the protection of human rights in times of armed conflicts, trade union rights in South Africa, civilians protection in armed conflicts, war crimes and crimes against humanity (including non-applicability of statutory limitations), treatment of prisoners of war, questions of political asylum and extradition, human rights in occupied territories, questions concerning the rules of procedure for the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Swords into plowshares: peace building through the United Nations, 150pp. Nijhoff 2006.
States’ Responses to Issues Arising from the ICC Statute: constitutional, Sovereignty, Judicial cooperation and criminal law, Transnational Publishers, 313 pp. 2005
The International Criminal Court, Elements of Crimes and Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Transnational Publications,750 pp. June 2001
The International Criminal Court, The Making of the Rome Statute: Issues, Negotiations and Results, July 1999, Kluwer/UNITAR 657pp.
Increasing the Effectiveness of the International Court of Justice, edited with Connie Peck, 1997 Nijhoff/UNITAR 542 pp.
New Directions in the Law of the Sea: Global Developments, edited with Mori Hayashi and contributor, Oceana Publications, 1996 -
New Directions in the Law of the Sea: Regional Developments, edited with Mori Hayashi and contributor, Oceana Publications, 1995 -
Manual on Space Law, 4 volumes, edited with N. Jasentuliana and contributor, Oceana Publications, 1979
More than thirty articles on environmental law, outer space, law of the sea, ocean resources, settlement of disputes, peacekeeping and the United Nations