Can International Law change the world

Judge Christopher Greenwood

(Member of the Court since 6 February 2009)

Born in Wellingborough, United Kingdom, 12 May 1955.

Knight Bachelor, for services to public international law, 2009. Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, 2002.

Educated at Raeburn Park School, Singapore, and Wellingborough School, United Kingdom. Studied law at Magdalene College, Cambridge: BA (1976), LL.B (1977), MA (1980).

Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge (1978-1996), Fellow Commoner (1996-2009), Honorary Fellow (2009). Assistant Lecturer in Law (1981-1984) and Lecturer in Law (1984-1996), University of Cambridge; Professor of International Law, London School of Economics (1996-2009).

Barrister, Middle Temple (1978); Queen’s Counsel (1999); Bencher, Middle Temple (2003).

Member of the Panels of Arbitrators for the Law of the Sea Treaty and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Counsel before the International Court of Justice in Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libya v. United Kingdom); Advisory Opinions on Nuclear Weapons; Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. United Kingdom); Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. United Kingdom); Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo(Democratic Republic of Congo v. Rwanda); Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Honduras).

Counsel before the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the United Nations Compensation Commission and various international arbitration tribunals.

Appearances as Counsel before the English courts include: R. v. Bow Street Magistrate, ex parte Pinochet (No. 1) [2000] 1 AC 147 and (No. 3) [2000] 1 AC 147 (House of Lords); Holland v. Lampen-Wolfe [2000] 1 WLR 1573 (House of Lords), Kuwait Airways Corporation v. Iraqi Airways Co. [2002] 2 AC 883 (House of Lords); R (European Roma Rights Centre) v. Immigration Officer [2005] 2 AC 1 (House of Lords); Jones v. Saudi Arabia [2007] 1 AC 270 (House of Lords); R (Al-Skeini) v. Secretary of State [2008] 1 AC 153 (House of Lords); R (Al-Jedda) v. Secretary of State [2008] 1 AC 332.

Counsel in cases in Bermuda and Gibraltar; expert witness in cases in the United States of America and Canada.

President, Arbitration Tribunal, Corn Products v. United Mexican States (NAFTA-ICSID, 2004-2009); Member Arbitration Tribunals: Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom (Permanent Court of Arbitration, 2001), Azpetrol v. Azerbaijan (ICSID, 2006-2009), European Media Ventures v. Czech Republic (2007-2009) and various other cases.