Last modified: June 16, 2021

Prof. Dr. Georg Nolte (on leave)
Curriculum Vitae



since February 2021 
Judge at the International Court of Justice, The Hague
since 2008  Professor of International Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - on leave since February 2021
2007 to 2021

Member of the International Law Commission (ILC) of the United Nations

- re-elected in 2011 and 2016 by the United Nations General Assembly

- Special Rapporteur on Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties (2012 to 2018)

- Chairperson of the Commission for the 69th session (2017) 

2015 to 2021 Co-Chair (2019-2021) and Spokesperson (2015-2019) of the Berlin-Potsdam Research Group "The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?"
2013 to 2014 Visiting Fellow at Princeton University
2010 Visiting Professor at South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk
2006 to 2007 Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin - Institute for Advanced Study
2004 to 2008 Professor of International Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2004 Dean, Faculty of Law, Georg-August-University of Göttingen
2004 Visiting Professor at University Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales
2003 to 2004 Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford
2000 to 2007 Member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission of the Council of Europe)
1999 to 2004 Professor of International Law at Georg-August-University of Göttingen
1992 to 1999 Senior Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
1992 Visiting Fellow at New York University, School of Law
1991 Earned a doctorate from Heidelberg University
1990 to 1991 Visiting Lecturer, University of Leipzig
1984 to 1990 Junior Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
1977 to 1983 Studies in law, international relations and philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin and University of Geneva (1978/79)

Membership in academic associations and institutions (Selection)


Member of the Institut de Droit International

Member of the Council of the German Society of International Law (President of the Society from 2013 to 2017)

Member of the Foundation Board of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council:  Revue belge de droit international (Brussels); Die Friedenswarte - Journal of International Peace and Organization (Berlin);  Göttingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) (Göttingen); Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law (New Delhi); The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly (Jodhpur); Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional (Mexican Yearbook of International Law) (Mexico-City)