Ambassador's Biography

SEM. CISSE Yacouba

Extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador - Permanent Representative

Dr. CISSE Yacouba is currently Member of the Interntional Law Commission of the United Nations and Professor of International Law at the University of Bouake in Côte d'Ivoire. He consults on maritime boundaries delimitation matters and other issues on the law of the sea and has published widely on these domains. He holds an LL.B and an LL.M in Public International Law from the National University of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire. His degrees include a Master of Sciences in Marine Affairs from the University of Quebec and a PhD in Law from the University of Ottawa in Canada.

Dr. CISSE is lawyer at the bar of Abidjan and Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Côte d'Ivoire. As a member of LLC, he is member of the Study Group established by the Commission to reflect on the issue of the Sea Level Rise and its implications for the International Law and has submitted the topic on the "Prevention and Repression of maritime pircacy and armed Robbery at Sea". This topic is included in the long term programme of the Commission and has received a large support from delegates of the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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