Judge Vicente Marotta Rangel

Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 1996; re-elected as from 1 October 1999 and 1 October 2008

Born: São Paulo, Brazil, 14 March 1924.

Education: Bachelor, School of Law, University of São Paulo (1946); Brevet in Juridical Terminology, Institut de Droit Comparé, University of Paris (1949); Doctor of University, University of Paris (1950); Ph.D., School of Law, University of São Paulo (1954); Participant, The Hague Academy of International Law, Centre for studies and research (1960); Visiting Scholar, Columbia University (1972–1973); Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law (1973). 

Professional Experience: Assistant Professor (1954–1963), Associate Professor (1963–1967), Full Professor (1967–1994), Head of International Law Department (1970–1982), Director of Law School (1982–1986), University of São Paulo; Lecturer, Institute of Public International Law, Thessaloniki (1976); Lecturer, UN/UNITAR, Regional Training Course in International Law, Buenos Aires (1983); Lecturer, The Hague Academy of International Law (1985); Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990–1993); Professor, University of Brasilia (1990–1993); Member of the Examination Board, Advanced Studies Courses, School of Diplomacy, Instituto Rio Branco (1978–1990); Member of Brazilian delegation to: The Geneva Diplomatic Conference on Humanitarian Law (1974–1977), Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (1973–1982), The Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the Draft Unidroit Convention on the International Return of Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, Rome (head of delegation, 1995); Director, Legal Department, Brazilian Space Agency (1994–1997); Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague (Brazilian group) (1979–2003). 

Member: Institut de droit international; International Law Association; Instituto Hispano-Luso-Americano de Derecho Internacional; Arbitral Tribunal, Mercosur; Association Henri Capitant (Brazilian group); Asociación Argentina de Derecho Internacional; Association internationale du droit de la mer; Trade Arbitral Chamber Brazil - Canada (São Paulo).

Distinctions: Silver medal awarded by the “Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française”; Member ad honorem of the UNIDROIT Governing Council (1999); Doctor honoris causa, University of Coimbra (1999); Emeritus Professor, School of Law, University of São Paulo (2004).

Publications: Author of numerous books, articles, monographs and papers in the field of public and private international law, international organizations and the law of the sea, including: Do Conflito entre a Carta das Nações Unidas e Demais Acordos Internacionais, São Paulo, 1954; Natureza Jurídica e Delimitação do Mar Territorial , São Paulo, 1970; “Informe General”, in: El Derecho del Mar en Evolución, Raphael Zacklin (compilador), Fundo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 1975; “Le droit de la mer dans la jurisprudence de la Cour Internationale de Justice”, Thesaurus Acroasium, volume VII, 1977; The Technological Impact on the Law of the Sea (work paper), The World Peace through Law Center, São Paulo, Conference, 1981; “Le plateau continental dans la Convention de 1982 sur le droit de la mer”, Collected Courses, The Hague, 1985–V; “L’équité en droit international : des développements récents”, 1989; Public International Law: the Last Five Decades, Panorama of Brazilian Law, University of Miami, 1992; “Francisco de Vitoria y el federalismo internacional” , in: La Escuela de Salamanca y el Derecho Internacional, Salamanca, 1993; “Introduction”, in: Droit des Gens (in Portuguese), Emeric de Vattel, University of Brasilia, 1995; “Ships in international law: preliminary issues” (in Portuguese), Estudios de derecho internacional, 2002; Law of the sea: contemporary problems (in Portuguese), 2004; Human rights and the law of the sea: points of convergence (in Portuguese), 2005; “L’avis consultatif du 9 juillet 2004 et l’antinomie entre volontarisme et solidarisme”, International Law and the Use of Force at the Turn of the Centuries, 2005; “Settlement of Disputes Relating to the Delimitation of the Outer Continental Shelf: The Role of International Courts and Arbitral Tribunals”, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2006; “Direito e Relações Internacionais”, Collected Treaties, 8th ed., 2008; “Tribunal International du Droit de la Mer: procédures incidentes”, in: L’Évolution et l‘ État Actuel du Droit International de la Mer (Mélanges Vignes), Brussels, Bruylant, 2009; “The solidarity principle, Francisco de Vitoria and the protection of indigenous peoples”, in: Coexistence, Cooperation and Solidarity: Liber Amicorum Rüdiger Wolfrum, Holger P. Hestermeyer, Doris König, Nele Matz-Lück et al. (eds), Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, 2011.