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Tjaco T. van den Hout (LL.M)

Visiting Professor
International Adjudication


LL.M (honors), Leiden University, 1974

Significant Professional Experience 
  • Ambassador of the Netherlands to Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia and Laos, from 2008 to 2011
  • Secretary-General, Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague), from 1999 to 2008
  • Deputy Secretary-General, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1997 to 1999
Current research
  • Resolution of disputes between States


  • La Cour permanente d’arbitrage: un état des lieux. Journal du droit international, ISSN 0021-8170, Nº. 3, 2008,pp 733-751
  • Resolution of International Disputes: The Role of the Permanent Court of Arbitration – Reflections on the Centenary of the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes. Leiden Journal of International Law 2008), 21, pp 643-661. doi:10.1017/S0922156508005220.

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