Judge on the International Court of Justice who became it's President in 2012. He was previously a Slovak diplomat.
He became a diplomat for Slovakia after attaining LLM and PhD degrees from Charles University in Prague.
He worked for the International Law Commission from 1999 to 2002 and is member of the Slovak Society of International Law, becoming the organization's Honorary President in 2003.
He was born in Banská Bystrica.
He and Miguel Brockmann have both worked in programs affiliated with the United Nations.