Professor of International Law, Law Faculty of the University of Milan, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Vice-Rector, Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague
Fausto is Professor of International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Milan, where he has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Vice-Rector. As of 1 February 2000, he has been a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. From 2003, he served as Vice-President and, from 2005 until 2008, as President of the ICTY. Since his appointment, he has served first as a Judge in a Trial Chamber and later in the Appeals Chamber of ICTY and ICTR (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda), where he is still sitting. Judge Pocar has a long standing experience in United Nations activities, in particular in the field of human rights and humanitarian law. He has served as a member of the Human Rights Committee. Further, he was appointed Special Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for visits to Chechnya and the Russian Federation in 1995 and 1996. He has also been the Italian delegate to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal Subcommittee. Judge Pocar is the author of numerous publications on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Private International Law and European Law. He has lectured at The Hague Academy of International Law and is a member and treasurer of the "Institut de Droit International".