Dr. Nabil ELARABY
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

nabil.elaraby@crcica.org.eg

  • Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (present)

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (present)

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt.

  • Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

  • Judge, International Court of Justice (2001-2006).

  • Partner, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law.

  • Member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations (1994-2001).

  • Judge, Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (1990- present).









  • Commissioner at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva (1999-2001).

  • Member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2000- present).
  • Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (2006- present).

  • Member of the Governing Council of UNIDROIT, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (2003-2008).

  • Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands (2005- present).

  • Member of the Board of ICAS, International Council of Arbitration for Sport (2003- present).

  • Presided over several arbitrations submitted at the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

  • Chairman of an Arbitration Tribunal in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.


    Academic qualifications

  • J.S.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), New York University Law School (1971).

  • L.L.M. (Master in International Law), New York University Law School (1969).

  • License en Droit, Faculty of Law, Cairo University (1955).


    Legal activities

  • Legal Adviser and Director, Legal and Treaties Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo (1976-1978, 1983-1987).

  • Agent of the Egyptian Government to the Egyptian-Israeli arbitration tribunal (Taba dispute) (1986-1988).

  • Head of the Egyptian delegation to the Taba dispute negotiations (1985-1989).

  • Appointed by the Egyptian Minister of Justice on the list of arbitrations in civil and commercial affairs in Egypt since 1995.

  • Member of the Board, Egyptian Society of International Law.

  • Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre List of Neutrals.

  • Arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration in Paris in a dispute concerning the Suez Canal (1989-1992).

  • Legal Adviser to the Egyptian delegation to the Camp David Middle East peace conference (1978).

  • Special Fellow in International Law, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (1973).

  • Legal Adviser to the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations Geneva Middle East peace conference (1973-1975).

  • Adlai Stevenson Fellow in International Law, UNITAR (1968).

  • Panelist in several American Society of International Law annual meetings.


    Previous Positions

  • At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt

    Ambassador Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in New York (1991-1999).

    Ambassador Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations Office at Geneva (1987-1991).

    Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1976-1978, 1983-1987).

    Ambassador to India (1981-1983).

    Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (1978-1981).


  • At the United Nations

    President of the Security Council (June 1996).

    Vice-President of the General Assembly (1993, 1994, 1997).

    Chairman, First (Disarmament and international security questions) Committee of the General Assembly (Forty-seventh Session).

    Chairman, Informal Working Group on an Agenda for Peace (1992-1996).

    Chairman, Working Group on Legal Instruments, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro (1992).

    Chairman, United Nations Special Committee on Enhancing the Principle of the Prohibition of the Use of Force in International Relations (1981-1982).


    Other legal activities

  • Lectured at:

    The Hague Academy of International Law, Columbia University, New York University, Duke University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Houston.

    American Society of International Law, New York Bar Association, Greek Institute of International Law and International Peace Academy in New York and Vienna.

    Lecturer in international law and international organizations, Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo.
    Keynote Speaker at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, 1993: "The United Nations and the New World Order", Geneva.

    Panelist at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.


    Author of Numerous Articles in Arabic and English, including:

    “Prospects for a Charter Review”, Liber Amicorum, published by the Finish Branch of the International Law Association, Volume 9,1999.

    “Preventive Diplomacy, Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in the Context of International Law”, Perspectives on International Law, published by Kluwer Law International, 1995.

    “The Office of the Secretary General and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security”, The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, a Member of the Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, 1987.

    “The Charter Review: Some Reflections on Concepts and Trends”, The Spirit of Uppsala, published by Walter de Gruyter, Berlin,1984.



    Memberships

    Member of the Board of Trustees, American University in Cairo.

    Member, Egyptian Society of International Law.

    Member, American Society of International Law.

    Commissioner, Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

    Member, Board of Directors of the Institute of World Affairs, New York.

    Honorary Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, New York University Law School (1992-1993).

    Visiting Scholar, Robert Wagner School of Public Service, New York University.

    Author of numerous publications.




    Born 15 March 1935. (Egypt)



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