Patrick Lipton Robinson

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His Excellency

The Honourable
Patrick Robinson

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Judge of the International Court of Justice
Assumed office
Preceded byBernardo Sepúlveda Amor
Personal details
Born (1944-01-29) 29 January 1944 (age 76)
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies
King's College London

Patrick Lipton Robinson, O.J. (born 29 January 1944 in Jamaica), is a Jamaican member of the International Court of Justice for the term commencing February 2015. Prior to this he was formerly the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, a position he held between 2008 and 2011[1] during which time his Chef de Cabinet was Gabrielle Louise McIntyre. 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.

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 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.[2]

He is the author of the book Jamaican Athletics – A Model for 2012 and the World.

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  1. ^ a b "Former Presidents". ICTY official site. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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