Judge Óscar Cabello Sarubbi
Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2017
Born: Asunción, Paraguay, 12 June 1947.
Education: Doctor of Law, Universitá degli Studi di Roma (1970); Specialization Diploma in International Public Law, Universitá del Sacro Cuore, Milano (1972);Training programme on community law and cooperation, European Commission, Brussels, February/March 1974; International trade course, GATT (Geneva, summer/autumn 1975); Summer course in international law, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, summer 1978; Master in Arts, International Relations, Saint John’s University, New York (1981).
Professional Experience: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay (1972-2017): Alternate Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York (1977-1985), Director-General for General Affairs (1989-1990), Vice-Minister for General Affairs (1990-1993), Vice-Minister for Political Affairs (1993-1995), Ambassador to Italy and Greece (1995-1999), Permanent Representative to the FAO, WFP and IFAD (1995-1999), Director-General for Multilateral Political Affairs (2000-2003), Ambassador to Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Greece (2003-2007), Permanent Representative to the UNIDO, AIEA, CTBTO and UNODC, Vienna (2003-2007), Ambassador to Spain, Morocco and Andorra (2007-2013), Director-General, Diplomatic and Consular Academy (2014-2015), Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs (2015-2017); Assistant Professor of International Civil Law, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (1973-1977); Professor, Universidad Católica de Asunción (1973-1977); Delegate to: UN General Assembly Sessions (1976-1989), Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, New York (1977-1982), Special Session for the signature of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, Jamaica (1982); Professor, Paraguayan Diplomatic and Consular Academy (1985-1995, 2000-2002, 2013-present); head of delegation, First Session, Assembly of the International Seabed Authority, Kingston (1994); UN Commission on Crime (Vice-Chairman 2004, Chairman 2005); Chairman, Preparatory Commission of the UN Conference on Crime, Bangkok (2005); Professor, Universidad de la Integración de las Américas (2014); Lecture at the IV Brazilian Congress on the Law of the Sea (Hybrid), Belo Horizonte, Brazil,13th November 2020; Participation as Discussant at the Fifth International Conference on the Law of the Sea (Hybrid), Seoul, ROK, 4th December 2020.
Publications: “I Confini nel Diritto Internazionale”, doctoral thesis, Universitá degli Studi di Roma, 1966; L’útilizzazione dei fiumi internazionali oltre la navigazione, diploma thesis, Universitá del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 1972; “La Accesión al GATT”, Estudios Paraguayos, pp. 71-86. Catholic University of Asunción, 1977; “La Participación de los Estados sin litoral en la Tercera Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del mar”, Estudios Paraguayos, pp. 63-84, Catholic University of Asunción, 1978; “Los Paises sin litoral y el Derecho del Mar”, Revista Diplomática, pp. 49-57, Diplomatic Academy, MOFA, Asunción, 2015; “El Tribunal Internacional del Derecho del Mar: su labor y perspectivas futuras”, Revista Diplomática, pp. 17-26. Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asunción, 2018.
Lectures: “The international law of fishing”, lecture at the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), Malta, July 2019; “Los desafíos jurídicos contemporáneos de los estados sin litoral”, lecture at the Third Brazilian Congress on the Law of the Sea, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), 25-29 November 2019; “Advisory proceedings”, lecture at the ITLOS Montevideo Regional Workshop, Montevideo, Uruguay, 13-14 November 2019; and “Land-locked countries and the law of the sea”, lectures as part of the Nippon Foundation capacity-building and training programme, March 2019 and March 2020.