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Attila Massimiliano Tanzi

Professor

Department of Legal Studies

Academic discipline: IUS/13 International Law

Curriculum vitae

NAME

Attila M. E. Tanzi

 

ADDRESS

Work:

Università degli Studi di Bologna

Facoltà di Giurisprudenza

Via Zamboni, 22

40126, Bologna

tel. + 39 051 2099626

fax + 39 051 2099624

e-mail: attila.tanzi@unibo.it

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH

10 August 1957, Sorengo (Lugano), Switzerland

 

NATIONALITY

Italian

 

CURRENT POSITIONS AND ACTIVITIES

From 2006, Full Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna – Italy

From 2013, Conciliator at the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (‘OSCE').

From 2013, Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the 1992 UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

From 2012, a member of the board of editors of “The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals”.

From 2012, co-editor, with E. De Brabandere, T. Gazzini, S. Schill, of the editorial Series “International Investment Law” published with Nijhoff-Brill.

From 2012, a co-director, with M. Arcari, of the book Series “La ricerca nel diritto della comunità internazionale”, published with Editoriale Scientifica.

From 2012, a member of the board of editors of “I quaderni della comunità internazionale” (SIOI).

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS AND ACTIVITIES

2014- April 2016, Visiting Professor of International Environmental Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

2008-2013, External consultant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

2012, a member of the Italian delegation to the Sixth Meeting of the Parties to the 1992 UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes held in Rome

2012, a member of the Implementation Committee of the 1992 UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

2011-2012, Legal consultant to the Government of Romania on the reinstatement procedure before the Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

2004-2012, Chairman of the Legal Board of the 1992 UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

1999-2012, External consultant to the Ministry of the Environment of Italy.

2006-2012, Scientific Director of an Agreement between the Department of Legal Studies “A. Cicu” of the University of Bologna and the Italian Ministry of the Environment on a research and advisory programme on international environmental matter, with special regard to public information, participation and access to justice.

2011, a guest editor of the International Community Law Review special issue on “Transboundary Aquifiers and International Law”

2009-2010, a member of the Advisory board (ISRAM 2010 - UNESCO)

2007-2010, Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the 1999 UNECE London Protocol on Water and Health of the 1992 UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

2002-2008, appointed to serve in the PCA panel of arbitrators under Article 8(3) of the Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating To Natural Resources and/or the Environment 

2003-2007, Co-arbitrator in the Arbitral Tribunal set up within the framework of the 1994 Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of the Investments Between Italy and Cuba, for the settlement of a dispute over the interpretation and application of the same Agreement

1999-2006, Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Verona – Italy

2005, Scientific Director of the Advanced Research Workshop on Children and Armed Conflicts held in Cairo, 17-19 April 2005, co-organised by the University of Verona and Arab Council for Childhood and Development and financed by NATO Security Through Science Programme 

2000-2005, Co-ordinator of the Public International Law Section, Master's Programme in Advanced International Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Verona;

2004-2005, Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between the Governments of Italy and Brazil on a dispute concerning the interpretation and application of a sub-licence contract between their respective Ministries of Defence under English law

2004, Chairman of the Expert Group on Public Participation in International Forums set up within the framework of the UNECE 1998 Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation  in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

2003, Legal consultant and special rapporteur to WHO and UNECE  on the elaboration of a compliance review mechanism concerning the 1992 Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Waters and International Lakes, and the 1999 Protocol on Water and Health

2000-2003, Vice-Chairman of the Working Group for the elaboration of a Protocol on the civil liability for environmental harm on international watercourses caused by industrial accidents established under the 1992 UN/ECE “Water Convention” and the “Industrial Accident Convention” 

1999-2003, Vice-Chairman of the Working Group on Legal and Administrative Aspects established under the 1992 UNECE “Water Convention”

2001-2002, Legal consultant and special rapporteur to WHO and UNECE on the elaboration of a new international instrument on transport , environment and health

1987-2001, External consultant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

2001, a member of the Italian delegation to the Joint special session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1992 UN/ECE “Water Convention” and of the Conference of the Parties to the UN/ECE “Industrial Accidents Convention”

2000, a member of the Italian delegation to the 55th Session of the GA of the UN (Sixth Committee)

1998 - 2000, Special Rapporteur of  the Task Force on Legal and Administrative Issues Under the 1992 UN/ECE Convention on The Relationship Between the 1992 UN/ECE Water Convention and the 1997 UN Convention on International Watercourses

1999 – 2000, Visiting Professor of International Law, University for Foreigners of Perugia – Italy

1999, a member of the Italian delegation to the 54th Session of the GA of the UN (Sixth Committee)

1994-1999, Senior Lecturer (ricercatore confermato) of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of  Perugia-Italy (Lecturer/ricercatore 1990 -1994)

1999, Director of Studies at the Hague Academy of International Law for the 1999 Session of the Public International Law Course (English section)

1998-1999, Adjunct Professor of Law of International Organisations, Faculty of Law, University of  Perugia

1998, a member of the Italian delegation to the 53th Session of the GA of the UN (Sixth Committee)

1997-1998, Counsel for the Government of Italy in the arbitration case between Italy and Costa Rica concerning “The Wet Dock of Puerto Caldera”

1997, Lecturer in the UN/UNITAR Fellowship Programme of International Law held at The Hague Academy of International Law on State Responsibility

1996-1997, Alternate representative of the Italian delegation to the Working Group of the GA of the UN for the Elaboration of a Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses

1995/96 - 1996/97, Adjunct Professor of Diplomatic and Consular Law at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Florence 

1996, a member of the Italian delegation to the 51st session of the GA of the UN (Sixth Committee)

1995, a member of the Italian delegation to the Special Committee of the GA of the UN on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Enhancement of the Organization

1994, Visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, giving an eight-hour course on selected issues on the enforcement of international law

1993-95, Guest lecturer at the Centre for Research in International Law at Cambridge University (UK), at the Faculty of Laws of the University College of London and at the School for International Studies of the J. Nehru University of New Delhi, India

1992, Italian representative to the Special Committee of the GA of the UN on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Enhancement of the Organization

1992, Special Rapporteur on "C.S.C.E. issues of transition" to the International Centre for Research and Documentation on the C.S.C.S. of the University for Foreigners of Perugia, for the use of the Italian Delegation to the 1992 Helsinki Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe

1991, a member of the Italian delegation to the 46th session of the GA of the UN

1990, Visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of the Netherlands Antilles, giving a twenty-hour course on “The Contemporary Law of State Responsibility and the Protection of Foreign Assets and Investment”

1989, Advisor to the Italian Government in the El.Si. Case before the International Court of Justice, between the United States and Italy

1989, Tutor in the summer session of the Institute of International Law of Thessalonika on International State Responsibility

1988-89, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Fiesole

1988-89, Special rapporteur to the Consiglio del Contenzioso Diplomatico of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy on jurisdictional immunities of Foreign States, International Organisations and their officials

1988, Legal adviser to the Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics and Special Rapporteur on its termination

1988-1995, Lecturer of International Law at the S.I.O.I. (Italian Society for International Organisation -Rome) for civil servants and applicants for international or diplomatic services

1988, Six-month research at the International Law Department, Faculty of Law of the University of Leiden (NL) on jurisdictional immunities, under the supervision of Professor P.H. Kooijmans (research sponsored by the Italian National Council for Research)

1987-2001, External consultant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

1987, A member of the Italian delegation to the concluding session of the Special Committee of the GA of the UN on the Enhancement of the Principle of the Prohibition of the Use of Force in International Relations

1985, Research scholar for a semester at the Faculty of Law of New York University sponsored by a doctoral scholarship provided by the Italian Ministry of Education

 

UNIVERSITY STUDIES

1981, graduation in Public International Law at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Florence, discussing a dissertation on International Crimes of States (top marks, cum laude)

 

LANGUAGES

English, French, Spanish and some knowledge of Dutch.

 

OTHERS

Honorary Associate, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland – UK;

A member of  the I.L.A. (International Law Association) and a consultant to its Water Resources Committee;

A member of  I.A.W.L. (International Association for Water Law);

A member of  S.I.D.I. (Italian Society of International Law), S.I.O.I. (the Italian branch of the W.F.U.N.A.) and E.S.I.L.(European Society of International Law);

 

A member of the scientific board of I.P.A.L.M.O. (Institute for Latin America and the Middle East) Italy.