Judge ad hoc appointment

20th November 2019

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Wadham Honorary Fellow Sir Frank Berman QC has been appointed a Judge ad hoc on the International Court of Justice.

  • Sir Frank Berman QC

    Sir Frank Berman QC

Wadham Honorary Fellow Sir Frank Berman QC has been appointed a Judge ad hoc on the International Court of Justice.

He is to sit on the Court in two linked appeals against decisions of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The cases arise out of a dispute between Qatar and its neighbours over air traffic rights linked to wider issues in dispute between them.    

Sir Frank has been nominated by the Applicant States (Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE in one of the two cases, together with Saudi Arabia in the other). 

He was previously appointed to sit as a Judge ad hoc on the International Court between 2003 and 2005, in a case brought by Liechtenstein against Germany. 

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, and has its seat in The Hague. The hearing is to start in early December.