Swiss lawyerDied when: 85 years 4 days (1020 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Hans Max Huber (28 December 1874, in Zürich – 1 January 1960, in Zürich) was a Swiss lawyer and diplomat who represented Switzerland at a series of international conferences and institutions.
He studied law at the Universities of Lausanne, Zurich and Berlin.Huber taught international, constitutional and canon law at the University of Zurich from 1902 to 1914, and retained this title until 1921 but could not teach due to World War I.
During the War, he advised the Swiss Defence and Foreign Affairs ministries.From 1922 to 1939 he was a Judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice and he served as the Court's President from 1925 to 1927, and from 1928 to 1944 he was president of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
He also acted as the arbitrator in the influential Island of Palmas Case between the United States and the Netherlands in 1928 at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
After retiring from the Red Cross and prior to his death, Huber published several articles on international law.