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Joseph Akl, Lebanese judge. Named to Order of San Carlos, President Colombia, 1994, Order of Congress, Congress of Republic of Colombia, 1994. 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.

Background

Akl, Joseph was born on August 5, 1936 in Damour, Chouf, Lebanon. Son of Assad and Malvina Akl.

Education

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to law journals.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, opera, walking, bridge.

Connections

Married Norma Mesa Neira, March 6, 1992.

father:
Assad Akl

mother:
Malvina Akl

spouse:
Norma Mesa Neira