Teaching diploma, Ecole Normale, Beirut, Lebanon, and Aix-en-Provence, France, 1956. License Public Law, St. Joseph University, Beirut, 1961. Advanced studies diploma Public Law, University Paris, 1962.
Head section, assistant director Ministry Foreign Affairs, Beirut, 1963—1972. 1st counselor Lebanese Embassy, Washington, 1972—1978. Legal adviser Ministry Foreign Affairs, Beirut, 1978—1983, 1994—1996.
Ambassador to German Democratic Republic Berlin, 1983—1990. Ambassador to Colombia Bogota, 1991—1994. President Seabed Dispute Chamber International Tribunal for Law of Sea, Hamburg, Germany, 1997—1999, judge, since 1996, vice president, 2005—2008, reelected judge, since 2008.
Member of French Society International Law, American Society International Law, International Association of Law of Sea (1st vice president 2001-2007), Lebanese Society Political Science.
Married Norma Mesa Neira, March 6, 1992.