Judge Gilbert Guillaume
Judge Gilbert Guillaume served as member of the International Court of Justice between 1987 and 2005 holding the presidency from 2000 to 2003 and served in several cases as a judge ad hoc. Guillaume studied law as well as political economy and economic science at the University of Paris. He worked as a delegate to many UN conferences, is a member of the French Council of State as well as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He also worked as a legal adviser to the State Secretariat for Civil Aviation and chaired the legal Committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization between 1971 and 1975. Furthermore Judge Guillaume served as the Director of Legal Affairs at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also member of the International Institute of Space Law, the Air and Space Academy and the former chairman of the Institute of Air and Space Law at the University of Leiden. He authored numerous works and articles, as well as studies on international law, especially space law.