Royal People

A dedication to those wonderful people who served Royal Primary School & Royal College, in Sri Lanka, since 1835, and, who will be remembered for their committment, sincerety and unselfishness.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Christopher Weeramantry

Christopher Gregory Weeramantry (born November 17, 1926 in Colombo, Sri Lanka) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka from 1967 to 1972. He was a Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from 1991 to 2000, and was Vice-President of the ICJ from 1997 to 2000.[1] He presided in his capacity as Vice-President of the ICJ over several important cases before the Court, including a case on the illegality of the use and threatened use of nuclear weapons.[2] Judge Weeramantry serves on the Legal and Human Rights Advisory Board of the Genetics Policy Institute. He is currently Emeritus Professor at Monash University, having previously served as Sir Hayden Starke Chair of Law from 1972 to 1991.[3]

Education and honorary degrees
Judge Weeramantry attended Royal College, Colombo, for his secondary education. His university degrees include: B.A. (Hons.), LLB., LLD. (University of London); LLD. (Honoris Causa) (University of Colombo); LLD. (Honoris Causa) (Monash University); LL.D. (Honoris Causa) National Law School of India; D.Lit. (Honoris Causa) University of London.[1]

Weeramantry is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.[4]


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