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Date of Birth :

15 March 1935.

Place of Birth:

Egypt

Education:

- J.S.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), New York University Law School (1971).

- L.L.M. (Master in International Law), New York University Law School (1969).

- License en Droit, Faculty of Law, Cairo University (1955).

Professional History :

2011

Minister of Foreign Affairs

2001-2006

Member of the International Court of Justice.

1999-2001

Commissioner at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva.

1994-2001

Member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations.

1990

Judge, Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries.

 

Member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

 

Partner, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law.

1991-1999

Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in New York.

1987-1991

Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

1976-1978 1983-1987

Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1981-1983

Ambassador to India.

1978-1981

Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

Previous Positions at the United Nations

June 1996

President of the Security Council.

1993, 1994, 1997

Vice-President of the General Assembly.

 

Chairman, First (Disarmament and international security questions) Committee of the General Assembly (Forty-seventh Session).

1992-1996

Chairman, Informal Working Group on an Agenda for Peace.

1992

Chairman, Working Group on Legal Instruments, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro.

1981-1982

Chairman, United Nations Special Committee on Enhancing the Principle of the Prohibition of the Use of Force in International Relations.

Legal Activities

1976-1978 1983-1987

Legal Adviser and Director, Legal and Treaties Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo.

1986-1988

Agent of the Egyptian Government to the Egyptian-Israeli arbitration tribunal (Taba dispute).

1985-1989

Head of the Egyptian delegation to the Taba negotiations.

1995

Appointed by the Egyptian Minister of Justice on the list of arbitrations in civil and commercial affairs in Egypt.

 

Member of the Board, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

 

Member of the Board, Egyptian Society of International Law.

 

Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre List of Neutrals.

1989-1992

Arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration in Paris in a dispute concerning the Suez Canal.

1978

Legal Adviser to the Egyptian delegation to the Camp David Middle East peace conference.

1973

Special Fellow in International Law, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

1973-1975

Legal Adviser to the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations Geneva Middle East peace conference.

1968

Adlai Stevenson Fellow in International Law, UNITAR.

Other Legal Activities

Lectured at:

- The Hague Academy of International Law, Columbia University, New York University, Duke University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Houston.

- American Society of International Law, New York Bar Association, Greek Institute of International Law and International Peace Academy in New York and Vienna.

- Lecturer in international law and international organizations, Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo.

- Keynote Speaker at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, 1993: "The United Nations and the New World Order", Geneva.

- Panellist at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.

 

 


 

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