Ronny Abraham

Gilbert Guillaume Alexandria Egypt

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Judge Ronny Abraham at the Jessup Moot final 2013
Judge of the International Court of Justice
Assumed office
15 February 2005
Preceded byGilbert Guillaume
President of the International Court of Justice
In office
6 February 2015 – 6 February 2018
Preceded byPeter Tomka
Succeeded byAbdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
Personal details
Born (1951-09-05) 5 September 1951 (age 69)
Alexandria, Egypt
Alma materUniversity of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Diploma)
National School of Administration

Ronny Abraham (French: [a.bʁ]) is a French academic and practitioner in the field of public international law who was elected to the International Court of Justice, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of judge and former President Gilbert Guillaume. He served the remainder of Guillaume's which ended on 5 February 2009, and was reelected for a term extending to 2018.[1][2]


Abraham was born on 5 September 1951 in Alexandria, Egypt. He earned his degree in Advanced Studies in Public Law at the Panthéon-Sorbonne, is an alumnus of National School of Administration and led a distinguished career characterised by numerous academic and judicial postings, which include:

As head of the Office of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1998, he has acted as legal adviser to the Government in the areas of general international public law, European Union law, international human rights law, Law of the Sea and laws on the Antarctic.

Since 1998 he has been a representative for France in many cases before international and European courts.



  1. ^ "United Nations News Centre - Five judges elected to serve on UN International Court of Justice". Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  2. ^ "World's top court among nations gets new judges - Taiwan News Online". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2015-10-26.