THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCILIn addition to the 16-member internal faculty advisory board, the Institute is in the process of creating an International Council. This external advisory board will be composed of distinguished scholars, judges, statesmen, industrialists, international lawyers, and others from around the world. Its main functions will be to advise and support the Director, the Institute staff, and the faculty advisory board as our overall planning evolves and as specific projects unfold.
At this writing, four appointments have been made.
· Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, of the DePaul University College of Law. A distinguished diplomat, Professor Bassiouni was nominated last year for the Nobel Peace Prize because of his more than 20-year crusade on behalf of an international criminal court. A United Nations convention to establish such a court was adopted in Rome in the summer of 1998, with Professor Bassiouni as chair of the drafting committee. He is the author of numerous leading books in the field of international criminal law and has chaired the UN factfinding mission in Sarajevo. Professor Bassiouni is currently the Director of the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul.
· Professor Paul P. Craig, Professor of English Law, Oxford University and Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford. Professor Craig is England's leading authority on administrative law and is also an authority on the European Union. He is an elected member of the British Academy and an honorary Queens Counsel. He has visited at Osgoode Hall, the University of Virginia, the University of Queensland, Cornell, the University of Connecticut, and Indiana University.
· Mr. David W. Detjen, Partner in Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green, P.C. (New York). Mr. Detjen is a distinguished international lawyer who represents European clients in international business transactions. He has written several books, including The Germans in Missouri, 1900-1918 and legal handbooks published in the United States and Germany. He has served as the executive editor of the International Law Practicum since 1988 and in a number of leadership positions connected with the Washington University School of Law.
· Professor Herbert H.P. Ma, Law Foundation Professor of Law, National Taiwan University. Professor Ma, formerly a Grand Justice of Taiwan's highest court, is a highly distinguished legal academic. He has authored six books, some in Chinese and some in English. His treatise General Principles of Private International Law is now in its 12th edition. He has visited at Columbia University, Harvard University, the University of Washington, and several other universities in Austria, Hong Kong, France, Canada, and the People's Republic of China.