Professor Mathias Forteau

University of Paris Ouest

Effective advocacy in inter-state litigation (afternoon panels session, day 2)

Mathias Forteau is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Paris Ouest (France) (since 2008) and former Adjunct Professor at the NYU School of Law (from 2015 to 2018, seminar on “Litigation before the International Court of Justice”). He is also a former Member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations (2012-2016) and a member of the International Advisory Panel on the Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States (American Law Institute) (published in 2018), and former Secretary-General of the French Society for International Law (Société française pour le droit international) (2008-2012).

Author and co-editor of many books and articles in French and English in the field of public international law. In particular: co-author of the last edition of the treatise Droit international public (with P. Daillier and A. Pellet, 2009) and co-editor of the Traité de droit international de la mer (with J.M. Thouvenin, 2018).

Professor Forteau is co-director, since 2015, of the Annuaire français de droit international (French Yearbook of International Law) and member of the Editorial Board of: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals; The Institut du droit économique de la mer (INDEMER) and the Annuaire du droit de la mer; The Brazilian Yearbook of International Law; The Spanish Yearbook of International Law; The Revue belge de droit international.

In the last 20 years, he also served, or is currently serving, as counsel or advocate for States in a number of inter-State cases (in particular before the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea on behalf of Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, France, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Myanmar, Russia).