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Antonio Sánchez de Bustamante y Sirven

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Antonio Sánchez de Bustamante y Sirven Antonio Sánchez de Bustamante y Sirven (April 13, 1865 in Havana, Cuba - August 24, 1951 in Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban lawyer, teacher, author, politician and onetime Judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice at the Hague (1922–1944). Sanchez de Bustamante graduated from the Colegio de Belen and studied law in Madrid and Havana. He served in the Cuban Senate from 1902-1918. In 1926, he taught at the University of Miami. He was a Cuban authority on international law and author of the Bustamante Code. A delegate to the Paris Peace Conference (1919), he was later Justice of the Hague Tribunal (Permanent Court of Arbitration). He was also president of the Pan-American Congress (1928), which ratified his monumental code of private international law, coordinating legislation applying to the international security of person and property. He was nominated in 1949 by Nefali Ponce, the Foreign Minister of Ecuador for the Nobel Peace Prize. He had two sons, Gustavo and Antonio Arturo Sánchez de Bustamante Pulido, both prominent attorneys. His grandson was Antonio Sanchez de Bustamante-Montero. His law firm was located at Calle Aguacate #502 in Old Havana.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Antonio Sanchez de Bustamante y Sirven
Date of birth
1865-04-13
Place of birth
Havana

Death

Date of death
1951-08-24
Place of death
Havana

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