55th Session, at its 2751st meeting on 5 May 2003, the International Law
Commission re-elected Mr. Teodor Melescanu (Romania), in accordance with
the article 11 of the Commission's statute, to fill one of the casual
vacancies in the Commission's membership.
Mr. Theodor Melescanu, Senator in the Parliament of Romania and former
Foreign Minister (1992 - 1996), has a broad and far-reaching experience and
contribution, both academic and practical, in the field of international
law. As former International Law Commission member (1997 - 2002) Mr.
Melescanu was the Chairman of the Working Group for the elaboration of
commentaries to the draft articles on State responsibility and was member
of the other 5 Working Groups and 4 Drafting Committees of the Commission.
The period of Mr. Melescanu's new mandate is 2003 - 2006
Mr. Melescanu is now serving as First Vice-Chairman of the International Law