Judge Tafsir Malick Ndiaye

Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 1996; re-elected as from 1 October 2002 and from 1 October 2011; President of the Chamber for Fisheries Disputes since October 2011

Born: Kaolack, Senegal, 7 February 1953. 

Education: Annual internship certificate, UN (1979); Diploma, Institute of Advanced International Studies, University of Paris (first in year, 1980); Postgraduate Diploma in public law, specializing in public international law, University of Paris (cum laude, first in year, 1980); Postgraduate Diploma in political studies, specializing in international relations, University of Paris (1981); Diploma from the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations, The Hague Academy of International Law (1981); Doctor of Law, University of Paris (magna cum laude, 1984). 

Professional Experience: Assistant Lecturer, University of Paris X (1981); Assistant, Collège de France, Professor René Jean Dupuy Chair of International Law (1981); Lecturer, University of Dakar (1984); Director of the Research Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Dakar (1985); Counsel and Co-Agent of the Government of Senegal in the case of the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau (1985), Arbitration Tribunal, Geneva (1986–1989), International Court of Justice, The Hague (1989–1991); Adviser to the Government of Senegal on Senegambia (1986); UN consultant (undertook several missions for the UN, 1989); Legal Adviser to the Senegalese Government in the negotiations concerning Senegal’s commercial debt, London Club (1989); Rapporteur, Commission on the Reform of the Senegalese Electoral Code (1991); Expert, Global Coalition for Africa, Washington (1992); Jurisconsult (1992); visiting professor at various universities; member of various thesis committees; lecturer at: The Summer Academy of The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (2008, 2009, 2010), the Nippon Foundation's Capacity building programme concerning International Disputes Settlement (2009, 2010, 2012).

Member: Several learned societies; Advisory Board, State Practice and International Law, Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom (2011–present).

Publications: Author of books and numerous articles and papers in the fields of international law, constitutional law, international organizations and the law of integration, including “L’Accord international sur le droit international”, Revue de droit africain, 1982;  “Le fonds commun dans le cadre du programme intégré pour les produits de base”, Revue tunisienne de droit, 1982; “Les ‘Falklouines’ et le droit international”, Annales africaines, 1985; “Le jus cogens”, Annales africaines, 1986; Le Président en exercice de l’OUA : Eléments pour une théorie de l’institution à la lumière de l’expérience sénégalaise (cooperation), 1988; “Intégration africaine – évolution institutionnelle”, Espoir, 1991; Matières premières et droit international, 1992; Pour un développement endogène en Afrique (cooperation), series of books published by the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa, 1992; “Disarmement and Security in Africa”, Topical Paper No. 12, ONU, 1992; “Des transitions démocratiques en Afrique”, Alternative démocratique dans le tiers monde, No. 6, July–December 1992; “La juridiction constitutionnelle introuvable : à propos de la nature du Conseil constitutionnel français”, Revue tunisienne de droit, 1995; “Provisional measures before the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea”, Current Marine Environmental Issues and the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea, Myron H. Nordquist and John Norton Moore (eds), 2001; “La recevabilité devant les juridictions internationales”, Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and Settlement of Disputes: Liber Amicorum Judge Thomas A. Mensah, T.M. Ndiaye and R. Wolfrum (eds), 2007; “Proceedings on the Merits before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea”, Indian Journal of International Law, Vol. 48, No. 2, April-June 2008; “La responsabilité des Etats pour dommages à l’environnement marin”, International Law: New Actors, New Concepts – Some Problems, Liber Amicorum Božidar Bakotić, B. Vukas and T. Šošić (eds), 2008; “Les Procédures contentieuses devant le Tribunal International du Droit de la Mer” in: Melanges offerts a Daniel Vignes, Bruylant, 2009; “The Advisory Function of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea”, 9 Chinese JIL, 2010; “Le Juge et la délimitation maritime : mode d’emploi”, Mélanges offerts au juge Choon-Ho Park, 2011;  “La Pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée en Afrique de l’Ouest”, Mélanges offerts au juge R. Ranjeva, 2011.

Distinctions: Chevalier de l’ordre national du Lion, Senegal (1995); Commandeur de l’ordre du mérite, Senegal (1998).