Roy S. Lee

Adjunct Professor

Office: 435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: (917) 623-2861
Fax: (206) 426-5442
Email: rlee1@law.columbia.edu
Bio from the U.N. website:

As the Executive Secretary to the International Criminal Court Conference, Mr Lee is responsible for the organization and management of the Conference and its subsidiary bodies.

Mr. Lee  joined the United Nations in 1967 in the Division of Human Rights. In 1972, he joined the law of the sea Secretariat and became Secretary of the First Committee of the Third U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea. In 1982, upon completion of his assignment, he moved to the Office of Legal Affairs as Principal Legal Officer in the Office of the Legal Counsel.  He is currently Director of the Codification Division in the Office of Legal Affairs and also acts as Secretary of the International Law Commission and of the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly and of three other law-making bodies.

He has taught international law and relations in various law schools in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the United States and Canada. He is co-author of a "Manual on Space Law"  and co-editor of "New Directions in the Law of the Sea" and has published some 30 articles on law of the sea, human rights, nuclear energy, settlement of disputes, ocean management, humanitarian law, terrorism and the question of war crimes and crimes against humanity.  In 1997, he co-edited a book on "Increasing the Effectiveness of the International Court of Justice".

Mr. Lee holds a law degree from China, earned a Master of Law in International Law from McGill University in 1962, and received a Ph.D in International Law from the University of London in 1967.