Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 16 Nov - Fri 19 Nov, 2010

Mark Ellis Mark Ellis (Faculty)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

International Bar Association

Executive Director, International Bar Association, London

Most Recently Attended: (2010)
Islamic and International Law: Searching for Common Ground

Mark ELLIS (Chair) is the executive director of the International Bar Association. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel to the Defense Counsel for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and an adviser to the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office on international rule of law initiatives. Prior to joining the IBA, Mr. Ellis spent ten years as the first executive director of the Central and East European Law Initiative, a project of the American Bar Association. He served as legal advisor to the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, chaired by Justice Richard J. Goldstone. He was also appointed by OSCE to advise on the creation of Serbia’s War Crimes Tribunal. Mr. Ellis was a long-time consultant to The World Bank on investment policies in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and has been an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Mr. Ellis is a frequent speaker on legal issues and has published extensively in the areas of international humanitarian law, war crimes tribunals, foreign investment, and the development of the rule of law. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and serves on a number of boards, including the Central European and Eurasian Law Institute. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. Mr. Ellis received degrees in economics and law and was twice a Fulbright scholar at the Economic Institute in Zagreb, Croatia. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in law at King’s College, University of London.

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