CEPA Forum 2017
Bogdan Aurescu
Presidential Counselor for Foreign Affairs, Romania

A career diplomat, Bogdan Aurescu is the Presidential Advisor for Foreign Policy to the President of Romania since May 2016. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania between November 2014 and November 2015.
In November 2016 he was elected as member of the UN International Law Commission for a five years’ mandate.
He is also Professor of Public International Law within the Faculty of Law – University of Bucharest, having started his teaching activity in 1998. 
Between 2009 and 2014 he held the position of State Secretary in the Romanian MFA (Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs (2009-2010, 2012-2014), Secretary of State for European Affairs (2004-2005, 2010-2012) and Secretary of State for Global Affairs (2012).
Between 2003 and 2004 he was Under-Secretary of State in the Romanian MFA – Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights. Between 2004 and 2009, Bogdan Aurescu was the Romanian Agent before the International Court of Justice in the Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea case.
Between 2010 and 2011, he was head of the Romanian delegation for the negotiations on the Romanian-American Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement, and of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Romania and USA.  
He is substitute member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe, in this capacity being rapporteur or co-rapporteur for 29 reports, opinions or studies of this body. He is also member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) and arbitrator designated by Romania according to article 2 of Annex VII to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.