Press Release . Communiqué de presse
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 3 December 2001
JUDGE NIETO-NAVIA SWORN IN AS AN AD LITEM JUDGE FOR THE ICTY
Today, Monday 3 December, Judge Rafael Nieto-Navia (Colombia) was sworn in as an ad litem Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Judge Nieto-Navia has been assigned as a Judge on the Stanislav Galic Trial along with Judge Orie (Presiding) and Judge El Mahdi.
Born: Bogotá, Colombia, 5 February 1938.
Education: Doctor in Law and Economic Sciences, Javeriana University, Bogotá (1962); International Law, External session, Hague Academy of International Law (1969), International Law, External session, Hague Academy of International Law (1972), International Law, Inter-American Juridical Committee, Organization of American States (1974).
Professional Experience: Professor of Public International Law: Javeriana University, Bogotá (1962-1997); Visiting Professor of Public International Law: Saint Thomas University (1966), Institute for International Law and Diplomacy, University Jorge Tadeo Lozano (1974-1976), Postgraduate Institute of International Law, University of El Rosario (1975), University of Nueva
Granada (1979-1981), Sergio Arboleda University (1986-1990), School of Political Sciences, Javeriana University (1985-1991); Invited Lecturer: Centre for Colombian Studies, Institute for International Studies of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombian War College for Superior Officers, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, San José Inter-American Institute of Human
Rights, course in international law sponsored by the OAS’s Inter-American Juridical Committee, Rio de Janeiro, René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, National University of Córdoba, University of Texas at Tyler, University of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, Colombian Institute of Business Administration, Bogotá, Pontificia
Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá. Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (1982-1988 and 1989-1994), President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (1987-1989 and 1993-1994); Member and President of the International Argentine-Chilean Arbitration Tribunal of the Laguna del Desierto Case; Deputy Judge of the Colombian Supreme Court of
Justice (1980-1984). Member of the Appeals Chamber, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (1997- ), Member of the Appeals Chamber, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (1997- ).
Principal Publications: Author of numerous books and articles, including: Doctrina de Monroe, Presencia Histórica (thesis, 1962), El Pensamiento Político del Libertador (ed.) (1983), El Bien Común (1989), Derecho Internacional Público (1990), La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos: su Jurisprudencia como Mecanismo de Avance en la
Protección de los Derechos Humanos y sus Limitaciones (No. 2, 1991), Estudios sobre Derecho Internacional Público (1993), La Corte y el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (ed.) (1994).
Other: SDirector of the International Policy Section (1968-1971) and co-director of the Policy Section (1972-1982), Revista Javeriana; President of the Centre for Colombian Studies and Director of the Revista del Centro de Estudios Colombianos (1982-1984).C Member: Advisory Commission for Foreign Affairs for the Government of Colombia (1982-1986),
Advisory Council of the Inter-American Electoral Centre, San José, and Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, San José (1983-1997); Vice-President of the Institute of Human Rights (1992-1994); also member of the Colombian National Group of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (1988- ), Honorary Committee for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Institute of Human Rights.
Representative with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary of Colombia to the Ninth Conference of Heads of State or Government of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (1989), Representative with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary of Colombia to the fourty-fouth
session of the United Nations General Assembly and to the Security Council (1989), Representative of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the regular sessions of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (1985-1994). Member: International Law Association (Colombian Chapter), Centre for Colombian Studies, Javeriana University College of Lawyers,
Hispano-Luso-American Institute of International Law; Colombian Society of International Law; History Academy of Bogotá.