Mr. Emmanuel Roukounas was born in 1933.
Professor of International Law, Athens University (1970), Greece; Emeritus Professor (2000); President (2005) and Member (since 1997) of the Academy of Athens, Chair of Public International Law; First Vice President (2007) and Member of the Institute of International Law (1993); Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration (2001); United Nations International Law Commission (1985-1991), United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (1983-1985). Elected in 2005 by the 46 Member States of the Council of Europe in a small “Group of Wise Persons” with the mandate to make proposals for the future of the European Court of Human Rights.
Appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations “Independent Jurist for Western Sahara” (1993-1999).
Group of Experts of the European Union for Central America (1992-1999); Group of Experts of the Conference on Security and Cooperation inEuropefor the Balkans (1991-1992); UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (1994-2003).
In the Council of Europe, Member and twice Member of the Bureau of the Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH) since 1979; Member of various expert committees and observer of the CDDH in the Steering Committee on Bioethics (1993-2005). Rapporteur of the Council of Europe’s Seminar on Human Rights and Terrorim (2005). Member of the Supreme Court of article 100 of the Constitution of Greece (1992-1995) and of the Court of the Judiciary (1991-1993). Member of the Greek delegation in the General Assembly of the United Nations (1980-1999) and in a number of diplomatic conferences, in particular the Diplomatic Conference on Humanitarian Law (1974-1977), the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes) and the World Conferences against Racism and Racial Discrimination. Director of the Bureau of International and Constitutional Institutions of the Academy of Athens(since 1997).
Lectured at the Universities of Athens, Thessaloniki, Paris I, X and XIII; University College, London; Universities of Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux and Rouen; Universities of San Sebastian and Castellon; Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales (Paris); The Hague Academy of International Law (1987, 1997); In 2008 at the Universities of Baltimore, Berkeley, City University of New York, Yale, Virginia. Judge ad hoc at the International Court of Justice, The Hague(since 2008).
Published nine books and over 100 articles on General International Law, the Law of the Treaties, the Law of the Sea, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Bioethics, Diplomatic History, European Unification.