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Rudolf Bystricky

20 January1908 - 13 December 2001

Rudolf Bystricky, born in Marikova (Slovakia) on January 20, 1908.
Doctorate from the Charles University in Prague. Member of the bar. 1945-1951, Diplomatic service: legal and economic adviser to the inter allied Commission in Budapest (1945-1947); head of the economic service at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Prague (1947-1949); ambassador in London (1949-1951); department of the foreign legislation to the ministry for Justice (1951-1953).
From 1953, professor of international law; Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague; Member of the Commission for the economy and the use of the Economic and Social Council; head of the Czechoslovak delegation to the meeting of the economic Commission on Europe, to the meeting of GATT, etc. In 1968, head of the Czechoslovak delegation to the international Conference for the humans right in Teheran. Member of International Law Association; co-president of the International association of the democratic lawyers;
Editor of the Czechoslovak Journal of international law; member of the editorial team of the Review of contemporary law.
Author of a number of books, papers and articles.

He and his wife left Czechoslovakia after the 1968 invasion. From 1969 he continued his career as a Professor of International Law in Geneva and Fribourg, Switzerland.
It is here where he wrote his last book; Le droit de l’integration econmique socialiste (1979). Throughout his life he was awarded with a number of Honours. University of Friburg awarded him Honoris Causa in 1984.
He died on 13th December 2001 in Geneva and his wife died in 2005.

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