Antonio Cassese#

Antonio Cassese
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:172
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Antonio Cassese passed away in Florence October 21, 2011.

Positions Held
  • 1987 - 1993 Professor of law at the European University Institute
  • 1979 - 1980 Visiting fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University
  • Since 1975 Professor of international law, University of Florence
  • 1972 - 1974 Professor of international law, University of Pisa

Fields of Scholarship
  • Public international law

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Italian delegation to the UN Commission on Human Rights (1972-75), the UN General Assembly (1974, 1975, 1978), and the Geneva Diplomatic Conference on International Humanitarian Law (1974-77)
  • Member and Chairman, Council of Europe Steering Committee on Human Rights (1984-88); member and President, Council of Europe Committee against Torture (1989-93)
  • Member of the Institut de droit International (1995)
  • Judge (1993-2000) and President (1993-1997) of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Doctor in Law honoris causa, Erasmus University of Rotterdam (1998), University of Paris X (1999), University of Geneva (2000); University of Athens (2006)
  • 1997 Robert G. Storey Award for Leadership, South-Western Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas
  • 2002 International Prize granted by the "Académie Universelle des Cultures"
  • 2007 the Wolfgang Friedmann Award, Columbia University Law School, New York
  • 2009 the Erasmus Prize, Erasmus Foundation, Amsterdam, together with Nuremberg
  • 2010 the Antonio Feltrinelli prize by the Italian Accademia dei Lincei, Roma

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