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.