Judge Markiyan Z. Kulyk

Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2011

Born: Ukraine, 27 July 1970.

Education: International Law Department, Moscow Institute for International Relations (1987–1992); Ph.D. (2008).

Professional Experience: Third Secretary, Treaty and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991–1992); Assistant to the Deputy Foreign Minister and to the Head of the National Committee on Disarmament (1993–1994); Third, Second and First Secretary, Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN, New York (1994–1997); Adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly (1997–1998); Deputy Director, Deputy Director-General of the Treaty and Legal Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998–2001); Alternate Representative of Ukraine on the UN Security Council (2001); Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN (2001–2004); Director, Department of the UN and other international organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004–2006); Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Directorate of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine (2006–2008); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Romania (2008–2011).

Member: Delegation of Ukraine at the sessions of the United Nations General Assembly (1994–2007); Representative to the Third Committee (Social and Humanitarian issues, Human rights, 1994–1997) and to the Sixth Committee (Legal matters, 1995–1997, 1999–2003); Commission on Social Development (Rapporteur at 34th session, 1995); Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (1995–2003, Vice-Chairman 1998, Chairman 2002); Delegation of Ukraine at sessions of Assembly and Council of the International Seabed Authority (1995–1998); Delegation of Ukraine at meetings of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1996–1999, 2001–2003, Vice-President, 12th Meeting 2002); Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Legal Protection under the Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel (Head of Delegation of Ukraine, 2002); Ad hoc Committee on jurisdictional immunities of states and their property (2002–2004); UN Committee for Programme and Coordination (Chairman at the 45th session, 2005); Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Terrorism (2006); OSCE Working Group on the draft convention on the international legal personality, legal capacity and privileges and immunities of the OSCE (2006–2007); Expert for the Human Dimension Mechanism of the OSCE (2007–present); Ukrainian Association of the Law of the Sea (2008–present); Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs (Head of Delegation of Ukraine at the 24th Meeting, 2011); included on the Recommendatory List of Arbitrators of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAC) (2013); Arbitrator in the MAC case «KOWISSA AG» S.A. (Panama) v. CAKIL DENIZCILIK LTD. ŞTI (Turkey) (2013).

Publications: Articles on legal issue include “Determination of criteria for equitable legal regulation of the continental shelf delimitation”, Pravo Ukraine No. 7 (2001); “On establishment of a non-contradictorial model of maritime delimitation”, Pravo Ukraine No. 9 (2001); “Ways to intensify solutions to the problems of Ukraine’s maritime delimitation in the north-western part of the Black Sea”, Trybuna No. 3-4 (2004); “Retrospective analysis of some leading cases of the International Court of Justice on issues of maritime delimitation”, thesis at the Ukrainian-German legal seminar, Odessa, 9–10 October 2006, Collection of scientific essays of the International Humanitarian University, issue 4 (2006); “Joint exploitation of oil and gas resources of the continental shelf: possible ways of intensifying cooperation between Ukraine and Romania”, Collection of scientific essays “State and law”, issue 35, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2007); “Issues of the international legal regime to combat piracy in contemporary circumstances”, Yearbook of scientific essays “Legal State”, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, issue 21 (2010); “The International Court of Justice findings in case of delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine) and its possible impact on further settlement of delimitation disputes”, Yearbook of scientific essays “Legal State”, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukarine, issue 23 (2012).