Lyn Parker

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Lyn Parker (born 25 November 1952) is a British civil servant, diplomat, and legal scholar. He was the British High Commissioner to Cyprus from 2001 to 2005, the British Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2005 to 2009, and Chef de Cabinet to the President of the International Criminal Court from 2011 to 2016.[1][2][3]


Parker was born on 25 November 1952.[1] Having been awarded the MacKinnon Law Scholarship, he studied jurisprudence at Magdalen College, Oxford.[1][2] He graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1974.[2] He then studied for a Master of Arts (MA) degree in European Community Studies at the University of Manchester.[1] He completed his MA with distinction in 1975.[2] From 1975 to 1978, he was a lecturer in law at the University of Manchester: he taught international law, legal philosophy, contract law, and criminal law.[1][2] He then joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1978.[1] he would continue in the Civil Service until 2010, when he left to work at the International Criminal Court.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Parker, Lyn". Who's Who 2018. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2017. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.30077. ISBN 978-0-19-954088-4. Subscription or UK public library membership required
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Parker, Lyn (United Kingdom)" (PDF). Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute. International Criminal Court. 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ "CHANGE OF AMBASSADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS". wired-gov. 7 April 2005. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by British High Commissioners to Cyprus
2001 to 2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by British Ambassadors to the Netherlands
2005 to 2009
Succeeded by