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Presidential adviser Bogdan Aurescu, elected in the UN International Law Commission

Presidential adviser Bogdan Aurescu has been elected in the International Law Commission of the United Nations by the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 158 countries of the 193 member states, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.

The UN International Law Commission is a subsidiary organ of the UN General Assembly aimed at achieving the progressive development of international law and its codification.

Bogdan Aurescu, former Secretary of State and Foreign Minister, is the chair of the Romanian Branch of the International Law Association, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, arbitrator appointed by Romania according to art. 2 of Appendix VII of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, alternate member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (where he was until recently rapporteur or co-rapporteur for 26 reports, studies or opinions).

He was the Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights and the Romanian Agent to the International Court of Justice in the case of the Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea.

 

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