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international lawyer and arbitrator

ARON BROCHES, Dutch Diplomat, Official. V President & General Counsel, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Netherlands International Law Association; American Society of International Law; International Law Association; International Legal Center.; Societeit De Witte, The Hague; Cosmos Club, Washington, District of Columbia.


Broches, Aron was born on March 22, 1914 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Son of Abraham and Chaja (Person) Broches.


University of Amsterdam, 1932-1936, Master of Laws, 1939, Doctor of Jurisprudence;-Fordham University Law School, New York, 1939-1942, Bachelor of Laws. Spoken languages: Dutch, English, French, German.


Legal adviser, Netherlands Embassy, also Netherlands Economics Mission, Washington and New York City, 1942-1946;with, World Bank, 1946-1979;general counsel, World Bank, 1959-1979;vice president, World Bank, 1972-1979;member president's county, World Bank, 1965-1979;secretary general, International Centre for Settlement Investment Disputes, 1967-1980;member panel arbitrators, International Centre for Settlement Investment Disputes, since 1980. Member International Panel Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Member panels arbitration centers Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee, Kuala Lumpurand Cairo.

Secretary Netherlands delegate United Nations Monetary and Finance Conference, BrettonWoods, N.H., 1944. Secretary, legal adviser Netherlands delegate inaugural meeting Board of Governors International Monetary Fund and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Savannah, Georgia, 1946. Chief International Bank general survey mission, Nigeria, 1953-1954.

Member International Council for Commercial Arbitration, since 1971. Lecturer Academy International Law, The Hague, 1959, 72.


  • Avocation: music M C.


Netherlands International Law Association. American Society of International Law. International Law Association.

International Legal Center. Societeit De Witte, The Hague. Cosmos Club, Washington, District of Columbia.


  • Other Interests

    International law & organisation, economics developement, international arbitration.


Married Catherina J. Pothast, May 2, 1939 (deceased September 1982). Children: Ida Alexandra, Paul Elias.

Abraham Broches

Chaja (Person) Broches

Catherina J. Pothast

Ida Alexandra Broches

Paul Elias Broches