There are many titles attributed to Kamil Idris. He is known for many of his past roles in the international community including: Former Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Former President of the World Arbitration and Mediation Court (WAMC), and continued role as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).
An international lawyer and statesman, Kamil Idris earned his Doctorate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva, in Switzerland. His doctoral thesis was a “Case study on the Treaty Establishing a Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern African States.” It is the development of Africa and peace in the Middle East that has been among Kamil Idris’ top focuses. He has written extensively about trade, international law, intellectual property, and the transfer of technologies at national and international levels. He earned his Masters degree from the University of Ohio in the United States of America. He was awarded multiple Honorary Doctorate degrees and several distinguished Medals and Decorations from many countries representing all continents of the World.
International trade and the transfer of technologies in Africa have long held significant importance to Kamil Idris. He held numerous leadership positions as a coordinator and spokesman of the African Group and the Group of 77 pertaining to the transfer of technology, energy, restrictive business practices and technical cooperation among developing countries.
As a supporter of technology and intellectual property, Kamil Idris supports the protection of technology in order to support and protect artistic and creative individuals. He also works to support the commercial development and economic development of developing countries. Kamil Idris calls himself a “pro-development academic.” With years of academic study on international laws and economics, Kamil Idris found himself dwelling on his own theory in economic growth.
As Kamil Idris works on his new economic growth theory, he sees how the theory can apply to thee economic changes occurring in developing countries. In 2008, Kamil Idris authored, “Sudan: From Least-Developed to Fast Developing.” He acknowledges a change in thinking between developing and developed countries in terms of their recognition and appreciation for intellectual property. Soon, Kamil Idris will release his new theory in Economic Growth and Macroeconomics. It is the release of his new theory and his work at creating economic change and prosperity that Kamil Idris believes makes him a strong candidate for the Nobel Prize.