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The Tribunal is pleased to announce the appointment by the US on 22 March 2018 of Sir Christopher Greenwood , former Judge at the ICJ, as Member of the Tribunal

Sir Christopher Greenwood, a citizen of the United Kingdom, was appointed to the Tribunal by the United States Government in March 2018, following the death of Judge David Caron.

Born in 1955, Christopher Greenwood studied Law at Magdalene College in the University of Cambridge, where he obtained an MA in Law and an LlB in Public International Law, winning the Whewell Scholarship in International Law in 1977. He was elected a Fellow of Magdalene College in 1978 and taught International Law and Public Law at Cambridge from 1978 to 1996.  In 1996 he was appointed Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Chair which he held until February 2009. He is the co-editor of over 100 volumes of the International Law Reports, the author of Essays on War in International Law (2006) and of more than sixty articles on international law.

Christopher Greenwood was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1978 and practised as a barrister from 1984 to 2009. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999 and appeared as counsel before the International Court of Justice, Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Human Rights, the courts of England, Bermuda and Gibraltar, as well as various arbitration tribunals.

From 2009 until February 2018, Christopher Greenwood was a Judge of the International Court of Justice. He also has extensive experience as an arbitrator, including as President of arbitration tribunals and ICSID ad hoc committees.

Christopher Greenwood was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 2002 and knighted in 2009 for services to public international law. He is an associate of the Institut de droit international, Vice-President of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law of the University of Cambridge.

 

The Tribunal expresses its deep sadness at the loss of Judge David Caron.

 

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22 February 2018

The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal is deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of Judge David Caron who passed away on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Judge Caron had joined the Tribunal on 1 December 2015 after having been appointed by the United States of America.

In the few years he served the Tribunal as a Member, he impressed his colleagues by his exceptional professional skills and impressive experience both as a scholar and international arbitrator, but above all by his persuasive human qualities giving evidence of his deeply-rooted moral qualities.

Judge Caron, who was an engaged Member of the most distinguished domestic and international legal institutions and associations, also contributed as editor and writer to the most significant and authoritative journals of law.

The IUSCT family has lost a highly cherished member and friend.

David’s family welcome stories from friends and colleagues via email: [email protected]. These will soon be shared by way of a hub at www.davidcaron.life. Information about commemorative services will be available in due course.