Hanoi, 14 November 2021 (TDI): Vietnam’s diplomat, Nguyen Hong Thao has been re-elected to the International Law Commission (ILC) for the term period of 2023-2027.

In a tweet from Vietnam’s mission in UN, they expressed gratitude to all UN Member States over their support to Vietnam for the codification & progressive development of international law.

Vietnam’s diplomat will serve the ILC for the second consecutive term. The Ambassador is a Professor of International Law at the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam. He earlier performed his duties in diplomacy; serving as the Ambassador of Vietnam to Malaysia (2011-2014). He also has served in Kuwait; representing his country.

Nguyen Hong Thao was also a member of the Asian Society of International Law. Before his re-election, he was a member of the United Nations’ International Law Commission, for 2017-2021.

In the previous term in ILC, he was an active contributor on account of the advancement of international law.

Elected as Vice-Chair

Earlier, the diplomat was elected as Second Vice-Chair of the Seventieth Session of the ILC in 2018. During a virtual conference in October about the legal implications of the pandemic, he presented an assessment.

The Permanent Missions of Chile, Portugal, Sierra Leone, Turkey, and Vietnam organized the event. Moreover, The Ambassador has done his specialization in Public International Law, Law of the Sea, International Organizations, and Environmental Law.