Pierre d'Argent, Ph.D.

Special Counsel, Prof. Dr. - Paris

Pierre d'Argent
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Pierre d’Argent teaches and practices international law. He is full professor at the University of Louvain, in Belgium, and guest professor at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He is a member of the Brussels Bar, special counsel to Foley Hoag LLP, and argues international law cases before international tribunals and domestic courts.

A Member of the Institute of International Law, he has been director of studies and taught at The Hague Academy of International Law. He is the author of over 100 published articles and book chapters, an award-winning book, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on www.edx.org and courses on the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Revue belge de droit international and the Annuaire français de droit international and a member of the boards of the French and Belgian societies of international law, and also a Vice-president of the European Society of International Law. 

He served as First Secretary of the International Court of Justice. 

Education:

  • University of Louvain Belgium, Ph.D. in Law, 2001
  • University of Cambridge, LL.M., Master of Law in International Law, 1991
  • University of Louvain Belgium, Law Degree, magna cum laude, 1990

Languages:

French, English, Dutch, German

Representative Experience

International Court of Justice

  • Arrest warrant of 11 April 2000 (DRC v. Belgium), judgment of 14 February 2002
  • Armed Activities [Reparation phase] (RDC v. Uganda) (ongoing)
  • Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council under Article 84 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates v. Qatar), judgment of 14 July 2020
  • Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council under Article II, Section 2, of the 1944 International Air Services Transit Agreement (Bahrain, Egypt and United Arab Emirates v. Qatar), judgment of 14 July 2020
  • Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates) (ongoing)
  • Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela) (ongoing)
  • Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar), Provisional Measures of 23 January 2020 (ongoing) 

Permanent Court of Arbitration

  • Confidential ad hoc arbitration between a state-owned enterprise and a state in the oil sector
  • Arbitration pursuant to Article 32 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union (The State of Qatar v. The Kingdom of Bahrain) (ongoing)
  • Arbitration pursuant to Article 32 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union (The State of Qatar v. The Arab Republic of Egypt) (ongoing)
  • Arbitration pursuant to Article 32 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union (The State of Qatar v. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) (ongoing)
  • Arbitration pursuant to Article 32 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union (The State of Qatar v. The United Arab Emirates) (ongoing)

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

  • Ping An v. Belgium (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/29), Award of 30 April 2015

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Mohammed Abdullah Saleh Al-Asad v. The Republic of Djibouti (pending)

Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

  • Disagreement before the ICAO Council under Article 84 of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation (Qatar v. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE) (pending)
  • Disagreement before the ICAO Council under Article II, Section 2, of the International Air Services Transit Agreement (Qatar v. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE) (pending)

Belgian Courts

  • El Hamidi & Chlih v. NATO (Belgium intervening), (war reparation claim)
  • Jefara v. NATO (Belgium intervening), (war reparation claim)
  • Sipos v. NATO & Belgium (labour dispute)

French and Luxembourg Courts

  • Sinequanon v. Ukraine (vulture fund claim)