Dr. Nabil Elaraby The Chairman
Dr. Nabil Elaraby

Dr. Nabil Elaraby is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at CRCICA. He served as a director of CRCICA from 2008 to 2011.

Dr. Elaraby is the Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (2006- present), Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands (2005- present), Member of the Board of ICAS, International Council of Arbitration for Sport (2003- present), Member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2000- present) and Judge at the Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (1990- present).

Previously he was a judge at the International Court of Justice from 2001 until February 2006. As an Egyptian diplomat, he served as the Permanent Representative to the UN in New York from 1991 to 1999; and in Geneva from 1987 to 1991, a member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations from 1994 to 2001 and the president of the Security Council in 1996.

He was Legal Adviser and Director in the Legal and Treaties Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1983 to 1987; head of the Egyptian delegation to the Taba dispute negotiations from 1986-1988. In addition, he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2011 and later was elected as secretary General of the league of Arab States.

Dr. Nabil El Araby either presided or sat as arbitrator in many arbitrations according to the rules of arbitral institutions worldwide including the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration in Paris and specifically in a dispute concerning the Suez Canal (1989-1992).

Dr. Elaraby has lectured at The Hague Academy of International Law, Columbia University, New York University, Duke University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Houston, the American Society of International Law, the New York Bar Association, the Greek Institute of International Law, and the International Peace Academy in New York and Vienna. He lectured in international law and international organizations at the Institute for Diplomatic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo. He was the keynote speaker at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in 1993 in Geneva, giving a talk titled The United Nations and the New World Order. He has been a panelist at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law. He is the author of numerous publications and articles in Arabic and English languages.

Dr. Elaraby received his J.S.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) from New York University Law School in 1971, L.L.M. (Master in International Law) from New York University Law School in 1969 and his License en Droit from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University in 1955.