Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is professor of international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. She has gained a wide-ranging reputation in academic circles for her contribution to international law, in such fields as the law of international organizations, international economic law and international environmental law, while at the same time being recognized for her practical work as Senior Counsel to the World Bank and as advisor to many international organizations. She is a consultant and a member of groups of experts with various international organizations, including the World Bank, WHO, UNDP, ILO and UNEP. She has served as chairperson of WTO arbitration panels and has pleaded before the ICJ. She is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and member of the WTO indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panellists.

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