Marcelo Gustavo KOHEN
Born in Rosario (Argentina) on 11 August 1957, Argentine citizen, Swiss resident, four children, one grandchild.
Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Associate Member of the Institut de droit international.
Lawyer (Law Faculty, National University of Rosario, Argentina, 1983), “Docente libre” in Public International Law (Law Faculty, National University of Rosario, Argentina, 1986), Diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law (1990), PhD (International Law) from the University of Geneva (Graduate Institute of International Studies) (1995) (summa cum laude).
Awarded the Paul Guggenheim Prize in 1997 for his work entitled Possession contestée et souveraineté territoriale (Adverse Possession and Territorial Sovereignty) (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1997).
Legal Counsel and Advocate before the International Court of Justice: for Malaysia in the case concerning Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore) and in the advisory proceedings on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; for Costa Rica in the Dispute Regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v Nicaragua) and Certain Activities Carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua); for Argentina in the case concerning Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v Uruguay); for Colombia in the case of the Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia) (merits and requests for intervention); and for Serbia in the advisory proceedings on the Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government of Kosovo. 2) before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: for Argentina in the case concerning “ARA Libertad” (Argentina v. Ghana) (2012-). Consultant to several governments on questions of international law, particularly settlement of international disputes, immunities, territorial and maritime issues.
Rapporteur of the Commission on State Succession in matters of international responsibility of the Institut de droit international; Co-rapporteur of the International Law Association Committee on questions relating to State Succession; Co-rapporteur of the “Pilot project of the Council of European on the practice of States regarding State Immunity"; Member of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Argentina (Academy correspondent in Switzerland), and many other academic institutions; Secretary-General of the Latin American Association of Public International Law and International Organisation (2000); Director-General of the Latin American Society of International Law (LASIL-SLADI) (2007-present); Member (elected by the Member States) and Chair of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) Performance Review Panel (2008); Member of the Council of the French Society for International Law (2008).
Advocate before regional and federal tribunals at the bar of Rosario (Argentina) (1983-1985); “Adscripto" (1984-1985), Appointed as Lecturer (1985-1987) and Associate Professor of Public International Law (1987) at the Faculty of Law at the National University of Rosario (Argentina). Teaching Assistant (1989-1995) and Lecturer (1995-1998) at the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva; Lecturer (1995-1998), Acting Associate Professor (1998-1999), Associate Professor (1999-2002) and Professor of International Law (2002-present) at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, since 2008 the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Member of the High Council of the National University of Rosario (Argentina) (1986-1987); Director of the BA (Licence) in international relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (1999-2002); Head of the International Law Unit at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2007-2009); Member of the Board of Directors of the Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement (2008-present).
Visiting Researcher Scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (1995); Visiting Professor at the University of Trento (Law Faculty, 1996), at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), I.H.E.I. (2000), at the Ortega y Gasset Graduate Institute (Madrid) (Master in International Relations and PhD in International Law, since 2001), at the Complutense University of Madrid (Master in International Law and International Relations, 2004), and at the Law Faculty of the University of Aix-en-Provence (Master in International Law, 2005); presented courses at the XXVIII and XXXV Courses in International Law of the Organization of American States (Rio de Janeiro, 2001 and 2008), at the VI Course Euro-Mediterranean Bancaja in International Law (Castellon, 2002), at the 32nd External Session of The Hague Academy of International Law in Phnom-Penh (2004), at the Hague Academy of International Law (2009) at the International Law Fellowship Programme organised by the UN Codification Division (2010); Director of Studies, French Language Section, Public International Law Session, The Hague Academy of International Law (2002); Held the Henri Rolin Chair, Belgian Universities (2003).
Numerous courses and conferences on various aspects of international law in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Member of the Scientific Council of the Belgian Review of International Law, the Colombian Yearbook of International Law and the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.
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