Antonio Sánchez de Bustamante y Sirven Writer

Antonio sanchez 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.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 13th, 1865
Place of birth
Havana, Cuba
Date of death
August 24th, 1951 at age of 86
Place of death
Havana, Cuba

Written work

1.The World court

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1925. at New York City


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