Ronny Abraham

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His Excellency
Ronny Abraham JORG
President of the International Court of Justice
Assumed office
6 February 2015
Vice President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
Preceded by Peter Tomka
Judge of the International Court of Justice
Assumed office
15 February 2005
Personal details
Born (1951-09-05) 5 September 1951 (age 66)
Alexandria, Egypt
Alma mater University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
National School of Administration
Occupation Judge

Ronny Abraham (French: [a.bʁa.am]) is a French academic and practitioner in the field of public international law who was elected to the International Court of Justice, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of judge and former President Gilbert Guillaume. He served the remainder of Guillaume's which ended on 5 February 2009, and was reelected for a term extending to 2018.[1][2]

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Abraham was born on 5 September 1951 in Alexandria, Egypt. He earned his degree in Advanced Studies in Public Law at the Panthéon-Sorbonne, is an alumnus of National School of Administration and led a distinguished career characterised by numerous academic and judicial postings, which include:

  • Administrative Tribunal Judge (1978–1985 and 1987–1988)
  • Assistant Director of the Office of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1986–1987)
  • At the Council of State,
  • Government Commissioner within the judicial system (1989–1998).
  • Director of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (since October 1998).
  • Professor at Panthéon-Assas University (since 2004)

As head of the Office of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1998, he has acted as legal adviser to the Government in the areas of general international public law, European Union law, international human rights law, Law of the Sea and laws on the Antarctic.

Since 1998 he has been a representative for France in many cases before international and European courts.

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