Patrick Lipton Robinson
|Judge Patrick Robinson
|Judge of the International Court of Justice|
|Born||29 January 1944|
|Alma mater||University of the West Indies
King's College London
Patrick Lipton Robinson, OJ (born 29 January 1944, in Jamaica), is the former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, a position he held between 2008 ad 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 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.
Other positions held
- 1988–1995: Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
- 1991–1996: Member, International Law Commission
- Since 1996: Member, International Bioethics Committee
- 1995–1996: Foreign member, Haiti Truth and Justice Commission
- 1997: Chairman, United Nations Commission on Transnational Corporations
- Since 1998: Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
- 2008–2011: President, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
- "Former Presidents". ICTY official site. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- "ICJ Press Release". ICJ official site. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
-  (Biography - ICTY page)
-  Jamaican Athletics - A Model for 2012 and the World
- Video Citation at Jamaica College's Carlton Alexander Award Ceremony on YouTube
- Lecture by Patrick Lipton Robinson entitled Fairness and Efficiency in the Proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law
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