Current Composition of the Tribunal
Stephen M. Schwebel (United States)
Stephen M. Schwebel was the President of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal since its inception in 1994 until 2010. He has presided over several important international arbitration tribunals. From 1981 to 2000, he was a Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), serving as its Vice President from 1994 to 1997, and as its President from 1997 to 2000. Prior to his tenure at the ICJ, he served as Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, and as Burling Professor of Law at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is a former Executive Vice President and Director of the American Society of International Law, and a former member of the United Nations International Law Commission.
Monica Pinto (Argentina)
Monica Pinto is Dean and professor at the University of Buenos Aires Law School, where she teaches international law and international human rights law. She was Director for Human Rights Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of Cooperation and International Affairs at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Argentina. She was appointed as an Independent Expert by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to examine the human rights situation in Guatemala (1993-97) and in Chad (2004-05). She has appeared before several human rights bodies and tribunals, and before arbitral tribunals both as an attorney and as an expert. She is currently a Commissioner at the International Commission of Jurists and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in Human Rights at the United Nations. She has been visiting professor at Columbia Law School, the University of Paris (I and II), the University of Rouen and The Hague Academy of International Law. She has published extensively in the fields of human rights and international law.
Ahmed El-Kosheri (Egypt)
Ahmed El-Kosheri is Senior Partner of Kosheri, Rashed and Riad Law Firm Cairo, Egypt. He has served as a judge ad hoc at the International Court of Justice (1992–2003); Professor of Law and President of Senghor University at Alexandria (1997-2003); a judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the African Development Bank (1997–2002); a member of the UN "Redesign Panel" for the Reform of the UN internal judicial system (2006); Vice-Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (1998-2009); a member of the Appeal Commission of the International Organization for the Francophonie (since 2002); a member of the International Law Institute (since 1987); and has been either counsel or arbitrator in more than 100 arbitration proceedings. He was General Counsel of the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development (1973–1974) and Secretary of the Islamic Development Bank (1977–1978).
Andrew Burgess (Barbados)
Andrew Burgess (Barbados)
Andrew Burgess is a Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of Barbados. From 2004 to 2010, he was a judge of the Inter-American Development Administrative Tribunal where he served as Vice-President in 2007 and 2009 and President in 2009-2010. Prior to this he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies from 1989-1992 and 1995-2004; as a Senator in the Senate and as a Councillor in the Council of that University; as a Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law; as a member of the Barbados Judicial Council, as a member of the Tax Appeal Tribunal in Barbados and served as Chairman of a number of National and Regional Committees. He is the author of two books on company law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and has published widely on a range of legal issues especially in corporate and commercial jurisprudence.
Abdul G. Koroma (Sierra Leone)
Abdul G. Koroma was a member of the International Court of Justice from 1994 until 2012, and the United Nations International Law Commission from 1982 until 1994. He was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, the European Economic Community and the Organization of African Unity (OAU), and has had extensive experience as a member of various legal committees in the United Nations, the OAU and the African Union. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the Chairman of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Mission to Fiji to examine labour disputes between the Government of Fiji and trade unions in light of the applicable ILO Conventions and Recommendations. He is also Chairman of the African Union’s Panel of Experts on the settlement of territorial and boundary disputes between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan.
Mahnoush Arsanjani (Iran)
Dr. Mahnoush H. Arsanjani served in the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs for over 30 years in various positions. She was Director of the Codification Division and Secretary to the United Nations International Law Commission, and also Secretary of the Committee of the Whole of the Rome Conference on the Establishment of the International Criminal Court. She served as a member of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Enquiry, established in June 2011 by the King of Bahrain to investigate and report on events in Bahrain in 2011. She was a member of the Expert Group established by the 2008 Ad Hoc Energy Ministers Meetings Held in Jeddah and London, and also served as a special consultant to the International Energy Forum which drafted the Charter of the International Energy Forum. She was Vice-President of the American Society of International Law and is a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. She has published widely and lectured at leading universities and institutions on international law, international tribunals and international institutions.
Marielle Cohen-Branche (France)
Marielle Cohen-Branche was judge at the French Cour de Cassation from 2003 to 2012, until her retirement. She served as a member of The World Bank’s Sanctions Board from 2007 to 2012. She was a member of the Sanctions Commission (2003-2011) and is currently the ombudsman (since 2012) of the French Stock Exchange Regulator. From 1978 to 2002, Ms. Cohen-Branche was a senior executive and legal manager at an international banking institution. Prior to her time in the private sector, she served as General Secretary of CEDIMOM, a non-governmental organization that assists European countries operating in developing nations. For her distinguished national service, Ms. Cohen-Branche was awarded the French Legion d'honneur.
Olufemi Elias (Nigeria)
Olufemi Elias was previously Senior Legal Officer at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Prior to that he served as a Legal Adviser and as Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva. Mr. Elias holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, a Master of Law in international law from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in international law from the University of London. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar and a former lecturer and Visiting Professor in the University of London. He has written books and articles on various aspects of international law.