International Court of Justice judge to speak at law school Oct. 30

Greenwood recipient of 2013 World Peace Through Law Award


Sir Christopher Greenwood, LLB, the British judge on the International Court of Justice, will discuss how that court works to bring about world peace at noon Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, at Washington University in St. Louis.

The International Court of Justice is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations. Greenwood has been serving as a member of the court since February 2009.

Prior to his election, he was a professor of international law at the London School of Economics and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge. As a barrister, he regularly appeared as counsel before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the English courts and other tribunals.

Greenwood is the recipient of the 2013 World Peace Through Law Award given by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at WUSTL.

The World Peace Through Law Award is bestowed upon an individual who, by his or her work and writings, has considerably advanced the rule of law and, thereby, contributed to world peace.

Established in 2006, the award recognizes an individual who has achieved great distinction in the field of international law and international relations.

Greenwood’s lecture, “World Peace through Law: the Role of the International Court of Justice,” is sponsored by the Harris Institute and the law school’s Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit here.