Fouad Ammoun

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Fouad Ammoun (born  November 25, 1899 in Dair al-Qamar ; †  February 11, 1977 ) was a Lebanese lawyer and diplomat .

He was born to Maronite Christians and studied law in Beirut , Lyon and Monrovia . After working as a lawyer , he entered the diplomatic service in his home country and worked as a diplomat , including between 1948 and 1965 as a representative of Lebanon at the General Assemblies of the United Nations (UN). In addition, he was temporarily Secretary General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from April 1 to November 18, 1964 Lebanese Foreign Minister.

From November 16, 1965, he worked as a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague . He succeeded the Egyptian judge Abdul Badawi , who died in office in August of the same year. Fouad Ammoun initially worked at the Court until the end of Badawi's remaining term in February 1967, but was re-elected in October 1966 for a rotating nine-year term. From 1970 until he left the court in 1976 he was its vice-president.

In 1960 Fouad Ammoun received the Great Cross of Merit with Star and Shoulder Ribbon from the Federal Republic of Germany.


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