Sir Franklin Berman
Chairman of the Claims Committee
Visiting Professor for International Law at the Universities of Oxford, Cape Town and King's College, London. Judge in international conflict-resolution and court proceedings; acted most recently as the ad-hoc judge for Liechtenstein at the International Court of Justice in The Hague (2003-2005). Appointed as an arbitrator by the UK Government for current international arbitral proceedings. 1960 University of Cape Town (BA Mathematics; BSc). 1963-1965 Wadham & Nuffield Colleges; University of Oxford (BA Jurisprudence; MA). 1965 joined the Diplomatic Service of the United Kingdom. 1991-1999 legal adviser to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Holds prestigious decorations of the United Kingdom: Honorary Queen's Counsel (1992) and Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael & St. George (1995); Master of the Bench, Middle Temple. Publisher of "McNair's Law of Treaties". Co-publisher of the "British Year Book of International Law".
Chairman of the Claims Committee since 2001.