Antonio Remiro Brotóns

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Antonio Remiro Brotóns
Born (1945-09-17) 17 September 1945 (age 73)
Elche, Spain
Alma mater University of Bologna
Scientific career
Fields International law
Institutions Autonomous University of Madrid

Antonio Remiro Brotóns (born 17 September 1945) is a Spanish international lawyer and academic. He is an emeritus professor of public international law at the Autonomous University of Madrid[1] and a member of the Institut de Droit International[2] and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.


Remiro Brotóns was born in 1945 Elche, Spain.[3] He received a LL.D. from the University of Bologna in 1969[4] while residing in the Collegio di Spagna. He defended a thesis entitled Il mantenimento della pace e della sicurezza internazionale americana nel quadro dell'Organizzazione degli Stati Americani e della carta delle Nazione Unite. This earned Remiro Brotóns the 1969 "Vittorio Emanuele II" prize for best thesis of the Faculty of Law of University of Bologna. From 1971 to 1981, he taught at the University of Murcia, where he became a professor and was appointed dean of the Faculty of Law and vice-chancellor of the university. Since 1981, Remiro Brotóns is a professor of public international law at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Here he served as dean from 1983 to 1985.

Remiro Brotóns has been counsel and lawyer for many governments, including the Spanish government, in the area of public international law. He has defended El Salvador, Nicaragua,[5] Bolivia[6] and his native Spain in contentious cases before the International Court of Justice. He also was counsel and lawyer for Argentina during the aftermath of the Laguna del Desierto incident.

Remiro Brotóns has been a lecturer at several research and higher education institutions, among them IHEI[7](Panthéon-Assas University), IHEID, El Colegio de México and the Hague Academy of International Law. In 2010, he received a degree honoris causa from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo due to his contributions to international law in Latin America.[8] He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.[9]


Remiro Brotóns has appeared in Spanish television and radio multiple times. From 1990 to 1992, he presented Telecinco's daily news bulletin on international politics Entre Hoy y Mañana.[10] Remiro Brotóns taught law to Felipe VI of Spain during 1992 and 1993.[11] He is a member of the Board of Editors of Oxford Bibliography On Line: International Law.[12]


  1. ^ "Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Catedrático Antonio Remiro Brotóns", Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Institut de Droit International - Members", Institut de Droit International. Retrieved 31 July 2014
  3. ^ "Remiro Brotóns, Antonio", Archivo Digital de Elche - Universidad Miguel Hernández. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Quiénes" Archived August 8, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., Puente @ Europa - Università di Bologna. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  5. ^ Sierra Suárez, Juan Felipe "El fallo de la haya fue triunfo de Nicaragua: Antonio Remiro", El Colombiano, 20 November 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  6. ^ Paredes, Iván. "Abogado español dirigiría la demanda marítima que busca interponer Bolivia", América Economía, La Paz, 4 December 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Professeurs invites a l'IHEI 2010-11", IHEI. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  8. ^ "UASD otorgará "Doctor Honoris Causa a ex presidenta chilena Michelle Bachelet", Santo Domingo, Diario Libre, 28 October 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Members", European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  10. ^ Torres, Rosana "Tele 5 inicia su informativo con Luis Mariñas al frente", El País, Madrid, 3 May 1990. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  11. ^ Alarcón, M. ""El Príncipe va a tener un viento de popa muy favorable. Todas las críticas quedarán sofocadas"" Elche, Diario Información, 3 June 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  12. ^ "International Law - Oxford Bibliographies", Oxford Bibliographies Online. Retrieved 31 July 2014.