The Dickson Poon School of Law is delighted to welcome Judge Patrick Robinson (LLM ’72) back to King’s College London. This event provides a special opportunity to hear from a sitting Judge of the International Court of Justice about his career in international law. Judge Robinson was elected to the International Court in 2014, after a distinguished career in the public service of the Government of Jamaica and as an eminent member of numerous international bodies. Read the judge’s bio here
In this dialogue with Professor David D. Caron, Judge Robinson will provide insights into his career as an international lawyer, including his experiences as President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as presiding Judge in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic at the ICTY, and as a member of the UN’s principal judicial organ.DATE: Thursday 22 October 2015 TIME: 18.00 – 19.30 VENUE: King’s College London, Portico Rooms, Somerset House, South Wing, Strand WC2R 1LA COST: This event is Free to attend but registration is required
About the Judge
Patrick Lipton Robinson, OJ (Order of Jamaica), is the former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, a position he held between 2008 and 2011. He was first elected to the Tribunal in 1998 and has been re-elected twice since. In 2004, he presided over the trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former Yugoslav president and the first former head of state to be tried for war crimes.He was educated at Jamaica College, University of the West Indies (BA, 1964), the University of London (LLB, 1968) and King’s College London (LLM, 1972).He is elected as a member of the International Court of Justice for the term commencing February 2015.He is the recipient of the national award, Order of Jamaica, awarded by the government of Jamaica for services to International Law and Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He is the recipient of the award of Honorary Membership of the American Society of International Law for 2011.He is the author of the book Jamaican Athletics – A Model for 2012 and the World.In November 2014 he was elected as judge for the International Court of Justice.