Last updated on: 11/26/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Thomas Buergenthal, PhD Biography

Title:
Justice of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 29, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Justice, International Court of Justice, 2000-present
  • Member, Advisory Board, Brazilian Institute of Human Rights, 1997-present
  • Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1996-present
  • Founder and President, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, 1980-1992, (Honorary President), 1992-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, F. M. van Asbeck Centre for Human Rights Studies, University of Leiden, Netherlands, 1991-present
  • Member, Kuratorium and Scientific Council, Max Planck Institute for Public International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, 1984-present
  • Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence and Presiding Director of the International Rule of Law Center at George Washington University Law School, 1989-2000
  • Chairman, Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1997-1999
  • Member, United Nations Human Rights Committee, 1995-1999
  • Honorary Vice-President, American Society of International Law, 1994-1999
  • Member, Advisory Board, President’s Commission on the Holocaust, 1978-1979
  • Member of the Bars of the State of New York, District of Columbia, and United States Supreme Court
  • Member of the American Bar Association, American Society of International Law, American Law Institute, Council on Foreign Relations, German Society of International LawHonors:
  • Honorary Doctorates in Law: Bethany College, 1981, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1986, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 1994, State University of New York (Buffalo), 2000
  • Goler T. Butcher Medal for Excellence in Human Rights, American Society of International Law, 1997
Education:
  • PhD, Juridical Science, Harvard Law School, 1968
  • MA, Master of Laws, Harvard Law School, 1961
  • JD, Root Tilden Scholar, New York University School of Law, 1960
  • BA, Bethany College, West Virginia, 1957
Other:
  • None found