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Gilbert Keith Macinnes Highet, British lawyer. Bar: New York 1962, District of Columbia 1973. Recipient Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial award Columbia Law School, 1987; named Commander Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, 1993.


Highet, Gilbert Keith Macinnes was born on May 20, 1933 in Oxford, England. Came to United States, 1938, naturalized, 1951. Son of Gilbert and Helen (MacInnes) Highet.


Bachelor magna cum laude with highest honors in English, Harvard University, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1960. Postgrad, Balliol College.

Postgrad, Oxford, England, 1957.


Lecturer law Ghana School Law, Accra, 1961. Associate Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1961-1963, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, New York City, 1963-1968, partner, 1968-1989, counsel, since 1989. Resident Washington, since 1993.

Adjunct professor international law Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1989-1993. Professor lecturer international law School Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, since 1993. Counsel United Nations, 1988, various governments Internat Court Justice, The Hague, 1963-1966, 80—.

Lecturer Institute des Htes Etudes Internationales, University Paris, 1991. Member Trilateral Task Force John F Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1992-1993. Visiting professor Faculte de Droit, 1994.


Director, vice president The American Ditchley Foundation, New York City. Chairman panel legal experts of commission good government Republic of Philippines, 1986-1989. Member advisory committee international law United States Department State, 1986-1990.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1954-1956. Member American Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, American Society International Law (executive council, vice president 1983-1985, president 1986-1988), American Law Institute, International Law Association (trustee proceedings aspects, since 1993), Council on Foreign Relations, American Foreign Law Association (director 1978), Federal Bar Council (trustee 1976), Century Club, Cosmos Club.


Children: Ian Douglas, Eliot Chace, Mary Marshall MacInnes.