The Tribunal

Judge Markiyan Z. Kulyk

Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2011

Born: Ukraine, 27 July 1970.

Education: International Law Department, Institute for International Relations (1987–1992); Ph.D., V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2008).

Professional Experience: Third Secretary, Treaty and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (1991–1992); Assistant to the Deputy Foreign Minister and to the Head of the National Committee on Disarmament (1993–1994); Third, Second and First Secretary, Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN, New York (1994–1997); Adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly (1997–1998); Deputy Director, Deputy Director-General of the Treaty and Legal Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998–2001); Alternate Representative of Ukraine on the UN Security Council (2001); Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN (2001–2004); Director, Department of the UN and other international organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004–2006); Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Directorate of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine (2006–2008); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Romania (2008–2011).

Member: Delegation of Ukraine at the sessions of the United Nations General Assembly (1994–2007); Representative to the Third Committee (Social and Humanitarian issues, Human rights, 1994–1997) and to the Sixth Committee (Legal matters, 1995–1997, 1999–2003); Commission on Social Development (Rapporteur at 34th session, 1995); Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (1995–2003, Vice-Chairman 1998, Chairman 2002); Delegation of Ukraine at sessions of Assembly and Council of the International Seabed Authority (1995–1998); Delegation of Ukraine at meetings of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1996–1999, 2001–2003, Vice-President, 12th Meeting 2002); Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Legal Protection under the Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel (Head of Delegation of Ukraine, 2002); Ad hoc Committee on jurisdictional immunities of states and their property (2002–2004); UN Committee for Programme and Coordination (Chairman at the 45th session, 2005); Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Terrorism (2006); OSCE Working Group on the draft convention on the international legal personality, legal capacity and privileges and immunities of the OSCE (2006–2007); Head of Delegation of Ukraine at the 24th Meeting of the Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, 2011; List of Arbitrators of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAC) (2013-present).

Publications: Articles on legal issues include “Determination of criteria for equitable legal regulation of the continental shelf delimitation”, Pravo Ukraine No. 7 (2001); “On establishment of a non-contradictorial model of maritime delimitation”, Pravo Ukraine No. 9 (2001); “Joint exploitation of oil and gas resources of the continental shelf: possible ways of intensifying cooperation between Ukraine and Romania”, Collection of scientific essays “State and law”, issue 35, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2007); “Issues of the international legal regime to combat piracy in contemporary circumstances”, Yearbook of scientific essays “Legal State”, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, issue 21 (2010); “The International Court of Justice findings in case of delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine) and its possible impact on further settlement of delimitation disputes”, Yearbook of scientific essays “Legal State”, Institute of State and Law of V.M. Koretskyi, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, issue 23 (2012); “Piracy, Hijacking, and Armed Robbery Against Ships”, in: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law, Vol. III, Marine Environmental Law and Maritime Security Law, Oxford UP, 2016; "Advancement of the Duty to Cooperate in Marine Environmental Protection in the Jurisprudence of ITLOS”, The Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 9(2) (2021);