|2nd President of the International Criminal Court|
11 March 2009 – 11 March 2015
|Preceded by||Philippe Kirsch|
|Succeeded by||Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi|
|Judge of the International Criminal Court|
11 March 2003
|Nominated by||South Korea|
|Born||21 December 1941|
|Revised Romanization||Song Sang-hyeon|
Song attended Seoul National University Law School, graduating with an LL.B. in 1963. He attended Tulane University Law School as a Fulbright Fellow, then obtained a Diploma in Comparative Legal Studies from the University of Cambridge and a J.S.D. from Cornell Law School.
In February 2003 he was elected to the first ever bench of ICC judges, for a three-year term. He took office on 11 March 2003 and was assigned to the Appeals Division. He was re-elected to the court in 2006, for a term of nine years. On 11 March 2009, he was elected President of the court.
He has been awarded Cornell University's Distinguished Alumni Medal, the Korean Federal Bar Association's Legal Culture Award, and the National Decoration of Moran Order from the Korean Government.
- The International Criminal Court at a Glance in the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law
- The International Criminal Court: Maintaining Judicial Independence in a Political World in the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law
- Participation of Victims at the International Criminal Court in the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law
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- 심당 송상현 선생 정년기념호
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- International Criminal Court (11 March 2009). Judge Song (Republic of Korea) elected President of the International Criminal Court; Judges Diarra (Mali) and Kaul (Germany) elected First and Second Vice-Presidents respectively. Accessed 11 March 2009.
- 송상현 서울법대 교수, 국제형사재판관 ‘재선’ (in Korean). Law Issue. 2006-01-31.
- snusong.net. Profile: Sang-Hyun Song. Accessed 11 March 2009.
- Coalition for the International Criminal Court. First Election — 2003. Accessed 11 March 2009.
- UN News Centre (26 January 2006). At UN, 6 judges elected to the International Criminal Court. Accessed 11 March 2009.