MAURO POLITI OF ITALY ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SIXTH COMMITTEE

5 September 2000
BIO/3320

MAURO POLITI OF ITALY ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SIXTH COMMITTEE

5 September 2000

Press ReleaseBIO/3320 GA/L/3141

MAURO POLITI OF ITALY ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SIXTH COMMITTEE

20000905 Biographical Note

Mauro Politi of Italy was elected Chairman of the General Assembly’s Sixth Committee (Legal) this afternoon. Since 1992, Mr. Politi has been Legal Adviser to the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

In 1990, Mr. Politi was appointed Professor of International Law at the University of Trento. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he held professorial posts at Trento and at the Universities of Caligari and Urbino.

In 1983 he became an Appellate Judge, having previously served as Judge of the Civil and Criminal Tribunal of Milan from 1975 to 1983, as Deputy Prosecutor at the Milan Juvenile Court from 1972 to 1975, and as Judge on the Tribunal of Oristano in 1972.

Mr. Politi has also represented his country at a number of major international conferences since 1986. He was a member of the Italian delegation and coordinator on the issue of children in armed conflicts at the 1996 United Nations Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court in Rome. He was Italy’s delegate to the Vancouver Meeting on the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 1993, and a member of the Italian delegation to the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

Mr. Politi holds a law degree magna cum laude from the University of Florence.

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