Bruno Simma is Professor of International Law and European Community Law, and Director of the Institute of International Law at the University of Munich. He is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where he had previously been on the faculty. From 1987-1996, he was a Member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights, and has been a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission since 1996. He serves the UN Secretary General as an expert for conflict-prevention activities, and is a member of the German Foreign Ministry's advisory boards on international law and United Nations issues. Since 1994 he has acted as Counsel for Cameroon in the Case Concerning the Land and Maritime Boundary Between Cameroon and Nigeria before the International Court of Justice. Professor Simma is co-founder and co-editor of the European Journal of International Law. The most recent of his many publications to be available in English are two edited compilations, The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary (1995) and International Protection of the Environment, Second Series: Treaties and Related Documents (1990).