Ivan Kerno Edit Profile
Studied law and diplomacy U. Budapest, U. Paris.
After the establishment of Czechoslovakia as an independent state following the First World War, Kerno began to work for the Czechoslovak legation in Paris. In 1928 he joined the secretariat of the League of Nations in Geneva. Upon the establishment of the United Nations following the Second World War, Kerno became Assistant to Secretary-General Trygve Lie and was in charge of the Legal Department.
Between 1946 - 1952 he held the post of the first legal councilor of the United Nations and the deputy of the UN Secretary General for legal matters. After February 1948 and the communist coup d'etat in Czechoslovakia, he remained living in the USA. Dr. Kerno died 17 April 1961, in Long Island, New York.
Member cabinet of sec. Member polit; member of advisory group on adminstrv.