 International Arbitrator
 former Executive Head, United Nations Compensation Commission

Area(s) of Expertise

 International Law
 Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
 International Environmental Law


 Docteur en droit (Louvain);  LLM ( University of Tehran)
 Independent Arbitrator
 Executive Head, United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva (2007-2013)
 Lecturer, The Hague Academy of International Law (Summer 2017)
 (former) Senior Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
 (former) Senior Visiting Fellow, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
 Executive Commissioner: Rana Plaza Claims Administration; and Tazreen Claims Administration; Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014-2016)
 (former) Senior Legal Advisor, Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague
 (former) Judge, Judiciary, Tehran

Selected publications

 Burden of Proof and Related Issues: A Study on Evidence Before International Tribunals (Kluwer 1996)
 “Environmental Damage in the Practice of the United Nations Compensation Commission”, in: Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation, ed. M. Bowman and A. Boyle (OUP 2002)
 “The UNCC Follow-Up Programme for Environmental Awards” in: Ndiaye and Wolfrum (eds.), Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and Settlement of Disputes — Liber Amicorum Judge Thomas A. Mensah (Martinus Nijhoff 2007)
 “Commentary on the Hague Principles on Ethical Standards for Counsel Appearing before International Courts and Tribunals” in: 10 The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (2011)
 “United Nations Compensation Commission and Liability for Use of Force” in: C. Marxsen and A. Peters (eds.) Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict: Impulses from the Max Planck Trialogues (Heidelberg Journal of International Law 3/2018)

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