Judge Tuzmukhamedov joined the Tribunal in September 2009 as a member of Trial Chamber II.
Born in 1955, Judge Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov was Counsellor of the Court, Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation as well as being Professor of International Law at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow of the Russian Foreign Ministry until his appointment as judge of the Tribunal. Before that, from 1977 to 1984, he was a Research Fellow at the Law of Sea Division, Institute of Merchant Marine. Judge Tuzmukhamedov has held several high profile positions in professional associations including being Vice-President of the Russian Association of International Law, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Moscow Journal of International Law, and Member of the Editorial Board, International Review of the Red Cross.
Judge Tuzmukhamedov has extensive experience with international organizations, including being adviser of his country's delegations to the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and Special Committee on the Indian Ocean, as well as Civil Affairs Officer with the United Nations Peace Forces in the former Yugoslavia. Judge Tuzmukhamedov is credited with several publications in international law that appeared in his home country and elsewhere. He is a graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations where he received basic legal education and was, in 1983, conferred a degree of the Candidate of Juridical Science (S.J.D.-equated). In 1994 he received an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School.
Judge Tuzmukhamedov is a member of the Tribunal’s Rules Committee.