The Hon Charles Brower of 20 Essex Street has been appointed by the United States as Judge ad hoc at the Court in Certain Iranian Assets (Islamic Republic of Iran v United States of America). This follows the recent announcement on his appointment as Judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case: Alleged violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v United States of America).
He is now sitting as ICJ Judge ad hoc in three cases. Charles had previously been appointed by the Republic of Colombia in 2014 as ICJ Judge ad hoc in the still pending case Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Nicaragua and Colombia beyond 200 nautical miles from the Nicaraguan Coast (Nicaragua v Colombia).Charles is one of only two Americans appointed by the United States as a Judge ad hoc of the ICJ. The other was the late Professor David Caron who was a past member of 20 Essex Street.