International Law and Contemporary Challenges: Which Role for the ICJ?

Associate Professor Christina Voigt will interview Professor Bruno Simma, former judge on the International Court of Justice.

Professor Bruno Simma. Photo: The International Court of Justice

Professor Simma has been a prominent and central figure in Public International Law for more than four decades.

The interview will focus both on his reflections as a judge at the ICJ, on contemporary trends in Public and International Law and on future challenges.

Bruno Simma was appointed Professor for International Law and European Community Law at the University of Munich in 1973 and served as guest lecturer and visiting professor at the Hague Academy of International Law and Florence, the University of Michigan and the University of Siena. From 2003 until 2012, he served as a judge on the International Court of Justice.

Teaching and scholarly writing remain important aspects for Professor Simma. His principal publications include:

  • Universelles Völkerrecht. Theorie und Praxis (together with Alfred Verdross) 1976
  • “From Bilateralism to Community Interest in International Law”, United Nations Codification of State Responsibility (together with Marina Spinedi) 1987
  • Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, Vol. 250, 1994-VI


For a full presentation of Professor Simmas work, see the International Court of Justice.



The interview is open to the public. Students and staff are especially welcome.

Published June 22, 2012 11:26 AM - Last modified May 14, 2019 11:03 AM