Members of the IHFFC

In conformity with Article 90 of Protocol I, the depositary - Switzerland - convenes at intervals of five years a meeting of representatives of the High Contracting Parties for the purpose of electing the Members of the Commission. The Members are elected by secret ballot from a list of persons to which each of the High Contracting Parties may nominate one person.

The Members of the Commission serve in their personal capacity and hold office until the election of new Members at ensuing meeting. In case of a casual vacancy, the Commission itself shall fill it, having due regard to the provisions of Article 90 of Protocol I and to the Rules of the Commission.

According to the Rules of the Commission (Rule 1, 2), before taking up his / her duties, each Member shall make the following solemn declaration:

«I will exercise my functions as a Member of this Commission impartially, conscientiously and in accordance with the provisions of the Protocol and these Rules, including those concerning secrecy.»

The current Members were elected at the meeting of the High Contracting Parties which was held on 9 December 2011, in Berne.

The President, the 1st Vice-President and the three Vice-Presidents constitute together the Bureau. They were elected by the fifteen members of the Commission during the first Annual Meeting of the new Commission (17 March 2015, Geneva).

Current Members of the IHFFC


The members of the IHFFC (from the left to the right side):


First row: Vice-President Prof. Shuichi Furuya (Japan), First Vice-President Dr. Thilo Marauhn (Germany), President Dr. Gisela Perren-Klingler (Switzerland), Vice-President Prof. Jeannette Irigoin Barrenne (Chile), Vice-President Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Al Kamali (United Arab Emirates)

Last row: Col. Hugo C. Corujo Sanseviero (Uruguay), Dr. Youssef Mehdi (Algeria), Dr. Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza (Poland), Dr. Justinas Žilinskas (Lithuania), Ambassador Susana M. Ruiz Cerutti (Argentina), Prof. Charles Garraway (United Kingdom), Prof. Flavia Lattanzi (Italy), Prof. Stelios Perrakis (Greece), Prof. Eric David (Belgium), Capt. Valery S. Knyazev (Russian Federation)


Details (Curriculum vitaes)

Gisela Perren - Klingler

President of the IHFFC
(since 3 April 2012)

Member since 2006
Gisela Perren - Klingler



1944 born in Basle, grown up in Switzerland, the UK and Germany.

1963-1970 medical studies at Basle University, including 8 months as a visiting student in Oxford, diploma in Tropical Medicine at the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Basle.

1980- 1990 medical delegate of the ICRC (Intl. Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva) on an ad hoc basis in prisons of Latin America (political prisoners), the Middle East (Public Health questions in the occupied territories of Palestine, Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, and Israeli POWs in Damascus), Europe (Spain: Political prisoners) and Africa (setting up a feeding programme for starving prisoners). In this function confronted with the evaluation of torture sequel at somatic and psychological levels.

1992 founder of Institute Psychotrauma Switzerland, as a response to the new Swiss law in favour of victims of violence, and to the massive arrival of refugees from the Balkans.

1993 - 2001 Working and evaluation missions as the Swiss member of the CPT (Commission for Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in persons deprived of their liberty), at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, re-elected in 1997 (till September 2001, end of eligibility). In this function obligation to assess physical and psychological marks of ill treatment or torture in prisons, police stations etc. Elaboration of a simple form (simpler and shorter than the Istanbul protocol) for forensic MDs in prisons and police stations.

1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005: Evaluation for the EHRF (European Human Rights Foundation), then EIDHR (European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights, both Brussels) of centres for rehabilitation of tortures victims in Europe, Latin America, Asia, on paper and in situ.

Summer 2002: Participation on a two days training programme of the "Institut für Völkerrecht" (Institute for international Law) in Graz/Austria: Human Rights in police stations (preventive and expulsion detention), for medical services: Participants police doctors, Human Rights NGOs and doctors from the Menschenrechstbeirat, a governmental monitoring body.

Multiple books and articles in Handbooks, Journals and newspapers on Trauma, therapy, evaluation and prevention of sequel of violence and Human Rights violations.

Main interests: Interface between Medicine and Human Rights, prevention of HR violation.

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew

Thilo Marauhn

1st Vice-President of the IHFFC (since 17 March 2015)


Member since 2012
Thilo Marauhn

Professor, Dr.iur., M. Phil. - Born 1963 in Lüdenscheid.

He studied law at the Universities of Mannheim, Bonn and Heidelberg and International Relations at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK.

From 1990 to 2001, Thilo Marauhn was a research assistant/fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International law, Heidelberg.

He passed his state examination in law at Heidelberg (1990), obtained the Diploma in International Law and Relations at Aberystwyth (1986), the doctorate in law (Dr.iur.) at Heidelberg (1994), the Master of Philosophy at Aberystwyth (1995) and the "Habilitation" at Frankfurt/Main (2000).

He worked as Professor of European Law at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, in 2001. Since 2001, Thilo Marauhn has been a Professor of Public Law, International and European Law at the University of Giessen, Germany, and Permanent Visiting Professor of Constitutional Theory at the University of Lucern, Switzerland. In addition, he was visiting professor / lecturer at the following universities: University of Bergen (Norway), University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland), University of Warwick (UK), Northwest University (Potchefstroom, South Africa), University of Wisconsin (Madison/USA), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil).

Thilo Marauhn participated as project leader in a number of international research projects, including projects on private military and security compagnies (2008-2011) and on the legal status of unmanned aerial vehicles (2010-2012). He also served as a coordinator of various projects networking African Universities (since 2009).

He is Chair of the Governing Board of the African Law Association (Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht, since 2009). Thilo Marauhn is also Vice-Chair of the Commission for International Humanitarian Law, German Red Cross.

Apart from acting as a consultant for the German Government and International Organizations, Thilo Marauhn served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Chairperson 2006-2009) and he is a Member of the Advisory Board of the German Foreign Office to the United Nations.

Mohamed Mahmoud
Al Kamali

Vice-President of the IHFFC
(since 3 April 2012)

Member since 2012
Mohamed Mahmoud Al Kamali

Justice. Dr Mohamed Mahmoud Al Kamali is General Director of the institute of training and Judicial Studies in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Under Secretary of Minister of Justice).


In his capacity as manager of the institute, he is responsible for applying the plan outlined by the scientific board of the Institute and representing the country in the international and local conferences on Judicial Training and studies and other legal issues. He is also a lecturer of the institute.


Dr Al-Kamali was appointed as Director of the Judicial Inspection Department in the Ministry of Justice from 2000 to 2004. He supervised the practical training in the University Of UAE in the educational court from 1998 to 2000. He also held the position of the Chief of the Federal Court of First Instance in Al-Ain from 1997 to 2000. Furthermore; he was an Appeal Judge in the Appeal Court of Ajman from 1996 to 1997. He was appointed as a Senior Judicial Inspector in the Ministry of Justice from 1995 to 1996. He worked from 1987 to 1990 as an assistant Judge, in a mandatory state, General Prosecutor in Al-Ain Prosecution.


Dr. Al-Kamali holds a Bachelor in law from the college of Sharia and Law, UAE University (1987). He also has a Diploma in International Commercial Law. Dr. Kamali also holds a PhD in Law (1995) and his area of expertise is related to "Development of Intellectual Property in the UAE".


He is a member in many organizations and societies:

  • Member of Committees to review federal laws in ministry of Chairman of Legal Negotiating Team in FTA Negotiations between UAE, USA and with Australia.
  • Chairman of GCC Patents office.
  • Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of international Humanitarian Law.
  • Member of Arab Women's Association of International humanitarian Law.
  • National Coordinator for Axis of Judicial Development and Verdicts Enforcement under the care of UNDP.
  • Member of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee.
  • UAE Representative in the International Humanitarian Fact – Fining Commission.

Dr. Al Kamali is a member and the chairman of the UAE delegation team participating in many International and regional conferences , workshops and meetings related to different legal and judicial subjects like (organized crime , International Criminal Court , money laundering , corruption , crime of aggression, transitional justice, confronting counterfeiting and piracy, criminal's extradition and judicial and legal cooperation, judicial system and court administration, intellectual property law , cyber crimes , International Humanitarian Law).


Dr. Al Kamali is the author of numerous publications on intellectual property, trademarks, corruption, reconciliation committee, money laundering and International Humanitarian Law.

Jeannette Irigoin Barrenne
Vice-President of the IHFFC (since 17 March 2015)


Member since 2001

Director of Political and Legal affairs, National Academy for Political and Strategic Studies, Ministry of National Defense; ex Director Institute of International Studies University of Chile; full Professor School of Law University of Chile.

Ph.D. studies in International Law University Complutense of Madrid; Master in International Studies University of Chile; Graduate Degree in Juridical & Social Sciences University of Chile and Attorney-at-law, Chilean Supreme Court.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: International Political Relations, Institut International de l'administration publique, Paris; Diplome XI Session d'Enseignement Institut International des Droits de L'Homme Strasbourg; International Law Seminar, United Nations International Law Comission Geneva; Courses on Public and Private International Law, International Law Academy The Hague. International Law Course, Interamerican Legal Committee (OAS)

VISITING PROFESSOR: University Complutense of Madrid; School of Law, University of Puerto Rico. San Juan; Advanced Center of International Studies, University of Buenos Aires Republic of Argentina; XVIII Course of International Law, Interamerican Legal Committee of OAS., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Institute of Foreign Service "Manuel María de Peralta", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, San José Costa Rica and School of Law, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, University of Heidelberg.

Shuichi Furuya

Vice-President of the IHFFC (since 17 March 2015)


Member since 2012
Shuichi Furuya

Shuichi Furuya is a professor of international law and his major fields of research are international criminal law, humanitarian law and human rights law. He is a full time professor of law at Waseda Law School and currently an Associate Dean for Academic and International affairs.

He was born in 1958 and graduated from Chuo University Faculty of Law, Tokyo, in 1981. He obtained an LL.M. from Waseda University Graduate School of Law in 1983. He was also a visiting professor of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University, and a visiting fellow of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at Cambridge University.

He is a Co-Rapporteur of the Committee on Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict, International Law Association (ILA). In this capacity, he has been making comparative researches on mass claim procedures which were established after international or non-international armed conflicts and to which individual victims of violations of international humanitarian law were entitled to submit their claims for damages. Accordingly, he is currently drafting Procedural Standards for Reparation Mechanisms. He is also a member of Editorial Boards of Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights and of Japanese Yearbook of International Law. He serves for various academic societies including the Executive Council of Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law, the Executive Council of the Japanese Society of International Law and the Science Council of Japan.

He published more than 50 articles in English and Japanese on international criminal law and humanitarian law including the topics of reparation for victims of armed conflicts, participation of victims to international criminal justice and a model statute of ad hoc international compensation commission etc.

Hugo Corujo Sanseviero

Member since 2001
Hugo Corujo Sanseviero

Hugo Corujo Sanseviero has the title of a Colonel (Navegant) Uruguayan Air Force Commissioned Officer. Latest assignments held:

  • 1994 to 2000: National Defence Ministry, as a Legal Advisor to the Defence Minister.
  • 2000: Western Sahara, as a U.N. Military Observer.
  • 2003: Personnel Joint Staff of the CINC as the Director of the Legal, Notary and Financial Advisory Directorate.
  • 2005, EE.UU, Air Attaché to the Uruguayan Embassy's Permanent Delegation before the United Nations and Advisor to the UN in the United States.

His degrees and courses: Academic Instructor, Squadron Officer Course, Wing Officer Course, Superior Command Course, Defence Joint Staff Course, Joint AirStaff Course, National Defence Course, Attorney at Law and Social Sciences, Associate in Business Administration and Post Graduate Course in University Education.

His academic activity:

  • Teacher of the Military Penal Law and International Humanitarian Law (War and General Staff College Courses and Air Force PKO Contingent Courses).
  • Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the Catholic University of Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga (U.C.U.D.A.L.).
  • Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, Universidad de la Empresa (UDE).

  • Legal Advisor and senior lecturer of international humanitarian law Course Module Legal Aspects of Defense of the National Center for Higher Studies of National Defense Ministry.

  • Course Director for Strategic and Legal Aspects of National Defense Center of National Studies.

Publications: Link

Charles Garraway
Member since 2006
Charles Garraway

Colonel Charles H. B. Garraway CBE retired in 2003 after thirty years in United Kingdom Army Legal Services, initially as a criminal prosecutor but latterly as an adviser in the law of armed conflict and operational law. In that capacity, he represented the Ministry of Defence at numerous international conferences and was part of the UK delegations to the First Review Conference for the 1981 Conventional Weapons Convention, the negotiations on the establishment of an International Criminal Court, and the Diplomatic Conference that led to the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention on Cultural Property. He was also the senior Army lawyer deployed to the Gulf during the 1990/91 Gulf Conflict.


After retiring, he spent three months in Baghdad working for the Foreign Office on transitional justice issues and six months as a Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law before taking up the Stockton Chair in International Law at the United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island in August 2004 for the year 2004/5.   He was a Visiting Professor at King’s College London from 2002 to 2008, teaching the Law of Armed Conflict, and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House from 2005 to 2012.  He worked for the British Red Cross from 2007 to 2011 and now works as an independent consultant.  He was appointed CBE in 2002 and awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Essex in 2012.   From 2008 to 2013, he was the General Editor of the United Kingdom Manual on the Law of Armed Conflict.


In 2006, he was elected as a member of the International Humanitarian Fact Finding Commission, established under Article 90 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and was a Vice-President from 2012-2015.


Colonel Garraway is a member of the teaching faculty at the International Institute of International Law, San Remo, Italy and has lectured extensively on the law of armed conflict and international criminal justice to both civilian and military audiences.

Publications: Link

Stelios Perrakis
Member since 2001
Stelios Perrakis

  • Professor of International and European Institutions, Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University (Athens)
  • Director, European Centre of Research and Training on Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, Panteion University
  • J. Monnet Chair "Democracy and Human Rights in the EU"
  • UNESCO Chair "Democracy, human rights and peace"
  • Director, Programme of Post-Graduate Studies, Department of International and European Studies
  • E.MA (Human Rights and Democratisation) Director for Panteion University of Athens
  • Advocate, Member of the Athens Bar (1975-)
  • Former Secretary General of European Affairs, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs (February 1996 – May 2000)
  • Greek Representative in the EU Intergovernmental Conference of 1996-1997
  • Delegate of Greece in various international conferences and institutions (1983 - ) in particular in the European Union (Presidencies of Greece during 1983, 1988, 1994), United Nations, Council of Europe
  • Member, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), Council of Europe, (2003 - )
  • Member, International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (2002 - )
  • Member, Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon of the UN Human Rights Council (September-November 2006)
  • Member of the National Commission on Human Rights (2000-2005)
  • Chairman of the Hellenic Commission for the Implementation and Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law (2000-2005)
  • President of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations
  • Member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (San Remo)
  • Visiting Professor and Lecturer in various Universities and other Institutions in Europe
  • Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of the Hellenic MFA, at the War Schools of the Hellenic Armed Forces and the Police Academy
  • Member of various academic societies and institutions (Société Française de Droit International, International Law Association, International Institute of Humanitarian Law etc.)
  • Author of 280 publications (books, studies, articles, reports etc.) concerning issues of International Law, International Protection of Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, European Law and Integration, Hellenic Foreign Policy etc.

Eric David
Member since 2006
Eric David
  • Ordinary professor at the Free University of Brussels (B.L.U.) in Public International Law, Law on International Organisations, International Criminal Law, Law of Armed Conflicts.
  • President of the Advisory Commission on International Humanitarian Law of the Belgian Red Cross (French-speaking section) since 1996; member of the Belgian Inter-departmental Commission (inter-ministerial) on Humanitarian Law since 2002.
  • President of the Centre for International Law at the B.L.U. since January 2003.
  • Guest professor at various foreign universities.
  • Member of the International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (1st protocol of 8 June 1977 additional to the 1949 Geneva Convention, Art. 90) since 1 January 2007.

International law activities:

  • Advisory work for the UN, foreign states, legislative assemblies, Belgian and foreign lawyers and NGOs
  • Member of arbitration commissions
  • Counsel for various states at the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Publications: Link

Youssef Mehdi
Member since 2014
Youssef Mehdi

Dr. Youssef Mehdi is a professor of forensic medicine and the Head of forensic medicine at the Mustapha Bacha Hospital in Algiers.

Dr. Mehdi was an elected member of the Algerian observatory for human rights, where he chaired the commission on collective rights.

Dr. Mehdi is also involved in several national commissions and committees on AIDS and forensic medicine.

Valery Knyazev
Member since 1991
Valery Knyazev

Captain Valery Sergeevitch Knyazev was born in 1939 in Moscow (USSR).
He left the secondary school there in 1956 and attended within the 1956 - 1961 period of time the Higher Naval Engineers School in Sevastopol, Crimea. He studied everything necessary for operation of submarines power systems and after graduating from the School spent seven years serving in the USSR Navy as a submarine engineer. In 1968 he began to study world economies and international law in the All-Union Academy of Foreign Trade, Moscow, which he graduated in 1971 and the next eighteen years dedicated mainly to maritime law.

He was a senior fellow and a deputy head of the Naval Research Division on International Maritime Law (within the Maritime Transport Scientific Research Institute of the USSR Ministry of Merchant Marine). Being involved in the research work he studied international humanitarian law and application of this law to sea wars. He participated as a councillor & a member of the Soviet Delegation in the III UN Conference on the law of the Sea.

In 1989 he entered the Russia diplomatic service working initially as a senior councillor of the MFA Legal Department. Then he was a head of a treaties & international public law divisions of that Department and in 1995 - 2001 he served in London as a Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the International Maritime Organization.

Since April 2006 he is the Head of Legal Department, the Eurasian Economic Community Integration Committee Secretariat.

Captain Valery Knyazev is married and has two children (four grand children).

Flavia Lattanzi
Member since 2001
Flavia Lattanti
  • Born in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia), October 4, 1940
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Resident in Italy
  • Degree Magna cum laude in International Law, Faculty of Political Sciences (International Affairs), University "La Sapienza", Rome
  • Foreign Languages: French and Russian: fluent in spoken and written;
    English, Czech and German: fair in spoken and written.


  • Full Professor of International Law, University Roma Tre
  • Member of the International Fact-Finding Commission on International Humanitarian Law (currently)
  • Judge Ad litem of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha (2003-2006)
  • Judge Ad litem of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, The Hague (2007-currently)
  • Member and for some time President of the Commission at the Italian Ministry of Justice on the Implementation of International Rules in Criminal Judiciary Cooperation (2000-2002)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo-Geneva (2003-2008)
  • Member, as legal adviser, of the Italian Delegation to the Rome Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (1998) and to the ICC Preparatory Commission, New York (1999-2002)
  • Director of the International Master on Co-operation against the International and Trans-national Crimes, University of Teramo, in collaboration with the Universities of Cologne (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Seville (Spain), Bucharest (Romania), Prague (Czech Republic), Zagreb (Croatia), Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) (1999-2002)
  • Scientific Supervisor and Lecturer, Gaborone School on International Criminal Jurisdictions, University of Botswana (1999)
  • Scientific Supervisor and Lecturer, Arusha School of International Criminal Law and Human Rights (1998)
  • Member of the Associazione italiana di diritto internazionale
  • Member of the Société française pour le droit international
  • Rapporteur at many national and international conferences, congresses and seminars, especially on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and International Criminal Law
  • Coordinator of many Research Projects on International Law, especially on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and International Criminal Law

Publications: Link

Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza
Member Since 2001
Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza

Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza was born in 1959. In 1982 she graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw (Poland).

She studied also at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague (The Netherlands) where she attended two post-graduate programs: in International Law and Development (diploma with distinction in 1985) and in Development, Law and Social Justice (diploma in 1985).
In 1991 she obtained a doctor's degree in law from the University of Warsaw.

Since 1982 she has been working - with few breaks due to her studies and maternity leaves - at the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw as a lecturer in public international law. She lectures occasionally at other universities and colleges, e.g. Polish Academy of National Defense, College of Europe, University of Rovaniemi in Finland.

Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza is an author of publications (text-books and articles) on public international law in general and international humanitarian law of armed conflicts in particular.

She serves as an expert to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1981 she has been volunteering with the Polish Red Cross. At present she is a vice-president of the PRC, member of its national board, president of the PRC Commission for International Humanitarian Law being responsible, among others, for international and national IHL courses organized by the PRC. She is an expert of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in numerous think tanks, panels and working groups.

She is also a member of the San Remo International Institute of Humanitarian Law and of the International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force. In 2001 she was elected a member of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission. Since 2002 she has been a vice-president of the Commission.

Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza is married and has two children.

Publications: Link

Susana M. Ruiz Cerutti
Member since 2012

Susanna Ruiz Cerutti

Lawyer, School of Law and Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, 1961.


Diplomatic career:



Entered the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina through public competition.


Graduated from the Diplomatic Academy, cum laude.


Third Secretary – Office of the Legal Adviser, Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Argentinean Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium.

1972 - 1977

Member of the Special Mission of Argentina to the Beagle Channel Arbitral Tribunal (Geneva, Switzerland).


Office of the Legal Adviser, Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1979 - 1985

Member of the Special Mission of Argentina to the Holy See for the Pope's Mediation in the Beagle Channel Case (Rome, Italy).

1985 - 1987

Legal Adviser of the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

1987 - 1989

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs).


Minister of Foreign Affairs.

1989 - 1996

Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation.

1991 - 1996

Agent and Head of the Argentinean Delegation in the arbitral procedure of the "Laguna del Desierto" Case.

1993 - 1996

Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Since 1995

Member of the National List of Judges of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.

1997 - 1999

Ambassador to the Government of Canada.


Prize "Fundacion Konex"


Special Representative for Matters related to the South Atlantic, Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2000 - 2001

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

2003 - 2005

Member of the Diplomats' Evaluation Board, Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From March 1999

Member of the Consultative Council for matters related to the South Atlantic, Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From Dec. 2005

Legal Adviser of the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From May 2006

Agent of Argentina in the Case Concerning Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay) before the International Court of Justice (The Hague, Netherlands).


Member of the Executive Committee of the Argentinean Council for International Relations (CARI)


Prize Konex Platinum, Fundación Konex.


Commissioner of Argentina before the International Whale Commission


Member of the Panel of Conciliators and of Arbitrators of ICSID

Justinas Žilinskas
Member since 2012
Justinas Žilinskas

Justinas Žilinskas is born in 1974, in Vilnius, Lithuania.


He studied law at Vilnius University (Criminal Law specialization) (1997) and holds a Ph.D degree from Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius) (2001).


He currently serves as professor at the Department of International and EU Law at Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius where he teaches the following courses: International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and Introduction to Comparative Law.


He is member of the National IHL Implementation Commission under the Ministry of Defense since 2003. He is Member or acting as an expert for various Government-level working groups on International Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law as well as European Court of Human Rights matters. Dr. Žilinskas is a lecturer at the Baltic Summer Academy of International Humanitarian Law (from 2003). From 2001 to 2005 he acted as a Senior Advisor and the Head of the International Law and EU Law Section at the Legal Department of the Office of the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania. From 2007 to 2009 he was Head of International Relations Department, Senior Research Fellow at Law Institute of Lithuania. Dr Žilinskas is an acting expert for the Lithuanian Academy of Science (from 2011).


Since 2011, he is a member of the Lithuanian National Group of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (Hague).


Justinas Žilinskas is also locally known as young adult fiction writer and free-lance publicist.

Former Members
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