Decorations and awards
Associé de l’Institut de Droit international (2007).
Légion d'honneur (Knight, France - 1998); Palmes académiques (France) (Knight, 1986; Officer, 2007).
Gold Star of Nahouri (Burkina Faso, sylver medal, 1987); Officer, Order of merit (Chad, 1995) ; Commander, Ordre de la valeur (Cameroon, 2003);Order of the Double White Cross (Slovakia, 2006); Knight Romanian National Order “Serviciul Credincios” (Romania, 2009).
Doctor honoris causa (University Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, 1998; Miskolc University (Hungary, 2000); Rusian Foreign Trade Academy (Moscow, 2002) and Law Faculty of the University of Athens (2011).
Member of the Institute of International Public Law and International Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki (Greece, 2001);René Maheu Prize for the International Civil Service, Special award (1995);Medal of the Faculty of Law of Granada (Spain, 1992)et de l'Universidad del Rosario (Bogota, 2004).
Lemonon prize of the Institute of France (Moral and Political Sciences Academy) for the book on the United Nations Charter (with J.P. Cot - 1986).