Georges Michel Abi-Saab (born June 9, 1933) is an Egyptian international law specialist.
Professor Abi-Saab graduated in law from Cairo University and pursued his studies in law, economics and politics at the Universities of Paris, Michigan (MA in Economics), Harvard Law School (LLM and SJD), Cambridge and Geneva (Docteur es Sciences Politiques). He also held numerous visiting professorships, inter alia, at Harvard Law School, the Universities of Tunis, Jordan, the West Indies (Trinidad), as well as the Rennert Distinguished Professorship at NYU School of Law and the Henri Rolin Chair in Belgian Universities.
Georges Abi-Saab is Honorary Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (having taught there from 1963 to 2000), Honorary Professor at Cairo University’s Faculty of Law and a Member of the Institute of International Law.
Professor Abi-Saab is a former ad hoc Judge of the International Court of Justice, a former Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR), a former Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission, and former Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (his term ended in 2008).
- Biography of Georges Michel Abi-Saab (WTO, Appellate Body Members)