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Krzysztof Skubiszewski

educator , arbitrator , Polish government official

Krzysztof Skubiszewski, Polish government official, arbitrator, educator. Decorated Gold Cross of Merit, Knight's Cross and Grand Cross Order of Polonia Restituta, Order of White Eagle (Poland), Ordine Piano (Vatican), Grand Officer Legion of Honour (France), Gran Cruz Orden al Merito (Chile), Grand Cross Order of Merit (Germany), Order of Diplomatic Merit (South Korea), Cross of Merit Hungary, Giedymin Order Lithuania.


SKUBISZEWSKI, Krzysztof was born on October 8, 1926 in Poznan. Son of Ludwik Skubiszewski and Aniela (nee Leitgeber).


Doctorate ur., Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, 1950. Docent, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, 1960. Diploma in higher European studies, University Nancy, France, 1957.

Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1958. Doctorate (honorary), University Ghent. Doctorate (honorary), University Mainz.

Doctorate (honorary), University Torino. Doctorate (honorary), University Liège. Doctorate (honorary), University Geneva.

Doctorate (honorary), Catholic University Warsaw.


Volunteer assistant, junior assistant, adjunct faculty Adam Mickiewicz University, 1948-1956, assistant professor, docent, 1956-1973, pro dean Law Faculty, 1961-1963. Professor Institute Law Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1973-1996. Member Social Council Catholic Primate Poland, 1981-1984.

Member consultative council at chairman of Council State, Warsaw, 1986-1989. Minister foreign affairs Government of Poland, 1989-1993. President Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, 1994—2010.

Chairman Council Foreign Policy, Warsaw, 1996-2010. Visiting scholar School International Affairs, Columbia University, New York City, 1963-1964. Guest professor University Geneva, 1971, 79.

Visiting fellow All Souls College, Oxford (England) University, 1971-1972. Member Academy of Sciences, 1989-2010. Member Cracow Academy, 1995-2010.

Member Papal Social Sciences Academy, 2002-2010. Honorary professor Bucarest University, 1993-2010. Judge ad hoc International Court Justice, The Hague, 1994-2003.

Chairman France-Netherlands Arbitration Tribunal, 2000-2010.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Manual of Public International Law, 1968, Individual Rights and the State in Foreign Affairs, 1977, also others.


Staff, Poznan University (renamed Adam Mickiewicz University) 1948-1973, Voluntary. Poznan Friends of Learning Society, West Institute in Poznan, Institute de Droit Institute since 1971, Polish Group of Institute Law Association since 1971, American Society of Institute Law, Oxford Society, Society Frangaise pour le Droit Institute. Legal Sciences Committee, Polish Academy, of Sciences.

Polish Academy, of Sciences since 1989. Primatial Social Council 1981-1984, Consultative Council attached to Chair, of Council of State 1986-1989.


Ludwik Skubiszewski

Aniela (nee Leitgeber)