After graduating in law (summa cum laude) in Milan in 1961, Fausto Pocar was assistant in Milan, became a Privatdozent in 1969, started teaching European Law in 1970 and became full professor of International Law in Milan in 1975 at the Faculty of Political Sciences, where he was Dean from 1981 to 1984, when he moved to the Faculty of Law until he retired in 2009. Pocar was also Vice-Rector from 1984 to 1997. He was an elected member of the UN Human Rights Committee from 1995 to 2000, when he was elected a Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia until 2017. From 2000 to 2015, he was also an Appeal Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He participated in many activities as an Italian Delegate at the United Nations, at the Hague Conference of Private International Law and within the European Union, where he was the official rapporteur of the revised Lugano judicial Convention of 2007. A Doctor hc (Antwerp and Buenos Aires), Pocar is a Member of the Institut de Droit International and of many scientific associations.