Early life and education
Al-Khasawneh was born in Amman
on 22 February 1950.
Khasawneh received his primary education at the Islamic College in Jordan.
He received his university education at Queens' College, Cambridge
, where he attained a bachelor's degree in history and law.
He also received a master's degree in international law
from the same university.
From 1980 until 1990, Al-Khasawneh held senior legal posts in the Jordanian ministry of foreign affairs. From 1991 to 1994, he was legal adviser to the Jordanian delegation to the peace negotiations
In 1995, Al-Khasawneh became adviser to the Hussein of Jordan
and adviser of the State on international law with the rank of cabinet minister. He was appointed chief of the Royal Hashemite Court from 1996 to 1998. Khasawneh has also been a member of numerous international law bodies during his career.
He was elected to the International Court of Justice in 1999 and re-elected in 2008.
He served in this post from 6 February 2000 to 31 December 2011.
He also served as vice-president of the Court from 2006 to 2009.
He resigned from the Court by letter dated 20 November 2011.
On 17 October 2011, he was appointed by King Abdullah II
as prime minister of Jordan, replacing Marouf al-Bakhit
(who had been accused of corruption during an earlier tenure as prime minister). The Guardian
reported that Khasawneh has a reputation as a clean politician and is a noted legal expert.
On 26 April 2012, Al-Khasawneh submitted his resignation to King Abdullah, who, in turn, accepted the resignation. Fayez al-Tarawneh
succeeded Khasawneh as prime minister.
In 2017, Al-Khasawneh was appointed as Judge Ad-Hoc at the International Court of Justice in the Case of Delimitation in the Caribbean and Pacific (Costa Rica v Nicaragua) joined with the Case of Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v Costa Rica).
He has also been appointed as an arbitrator
Al-Khasawneh publishes and lectures on a variety of issues of international law at prominent universities worldwide.
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- ^ Secretary-General Appoints Two Former Presidents, 14 Others as Members of High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines United Nations, press release of 19 November 2015.
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