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Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a Professor of international law at the University of Geneva School of Law and the Director of the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). Her writings and practice cover various fields such as international economic law, international dispute settlement, international environmental law and the law of international organizations. She is a recognized practitioner for her role as an advisor to many international organisations, states, and non-state entities both public and private, as well as an arbitrator and counsel in various dispute settlement fora.


Laurence Boisson de Chazournes advises and litigates on a wide range of international law issues. She has served as chairperson of World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitration panels on pre-shipment inspections, as an arbitrator for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other arbitration fora such as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).  She has also acted as Advocate and Counsel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and in other fora. She is a member of the PCA, the WTO indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panelists, the list of Conciliators of the ICSID, the list of Arbitrators under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the list of Arbitrators of the French National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the general list of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the Panel of Experts for the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement. She has been a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee between 2011 and 2017. Between 1995 and 1999 she was Senior Counsel to the World Bank.

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