Roy S. Lee
Adjunct Professor of Law
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
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.