Abdul Badawi ( March 13, AlexandriaCairo1887 - August 4, 1965) was an Egyptian politician and judge. From 1940 he was Minister of finance and Foreign Affairs from 1945. From 1946 to 1965 he was judge at the International Court of Justice.

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Badawi completed his studies in law in 1908 at the Kedivische College in Cairo. He then studied further at the University of Grenoble and graduated four years later. Upon return he went initially to work as a teacher on his former College and continued his career after that for the national Government.

Early twenties he was Secretary General of the Egyptian Government and Royal Advisor. During this time he participated in the drafting of the Constitution that came into effect in 1923. He also had a substantial contribution to the development of the Montreux Convention that Egypt the sovereignty over the Dardanelles, the sea of Marmaraand the Bosphorus recovered. A year later he was in charge of the Conference that led to the abolition of the capitulation of the Ottoman Empire.

In 1940 he was Minister of finance and Foreign Affairs five years later. A year later, in 1946, he was judge at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. He remained in this position until his death in 1965. During his Ministry he was Vice-President of the Court from 1955 to 1958. Since 1948 he was a member of the Institut de Droit International.