Vladimir V. Golitsyn
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Almost four decades of experience in international law. Former: Head, Division of Public International Law, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, former USSR; head or member of delegations at various negotiations on fishery, navigation and maritime boundary matters, as well as the Arctic and Antarctica. 2007, Chief Legal Counsel of the delegation/team of the Russian Federation in the proceedings in two prompt release cases brought by Japan against the Russian Federation before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (the "Hoshinmaru" and the "Tomimaru" cases). Twenty-five years with the United Nations, including in Office of the Legal Counsel and as Director of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, involved in a wide range of legal environmental and maritime matters. Vice-President, Russian Association of Maritime Law; Professor of International Law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations.