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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Centre is delighted that Yuji Iwasawa, Professor of International Law at the University of Tokyo, was recently elected by the United Nations to serve as a judge in the International Court of Justice. Professor Iwasawa was a Visiting Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre in 1991-93, 1997 and 2000-01.

As well as holding the Chair of International Law at the Faculty of Law in the University of Tokyo, Professor Iwasawa was serving as the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at the time of the election. He is formerly the Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal, a member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a member of the Permanent Group of Experts under the WTO Agreement on Subsidies, the Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on International Human Rights Law and Practice, and a lecturer of the Hague Academy of International Law. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, an LL.M. from Harvard University, and an S.J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Professor Iwasawa was elected to fill a vacancy left by resignation of Judge Hisashi Owada, himself a graduate of Cambridge University.