ICTY Judge (1998-2015); President (2008-2011)
Patrick Lipton Robinson (29 January 1944 - ) is a Jamaican lawyer. After graduating in 1964 with a B.A. Degree (UCWI-London) in English, Latin and Economics, Judge Robinson was a Graduate Teacher of English in Jamaica from 1964-1966. Following his call to the Bar in 1968, Judge Robinson began a long and distinguished career in public service, working for the Jamaican government for over three decades. His long-standing experience in United Nations affairs dates back to 1972, when he became Jamaica’s Representative to the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, a position that he held for 26 years. Judge Robinson was elected a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1998 and served as the Tribunal’s President from 2008 to 2011. Robinson has also served as an arbitrator in disputes under the International Convention for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and was a member of the International Court of Justice for the term commencing February 2015. Robinson holds LLB with honors from London University and an LL.M. in International Law from King’s College, University of London, in the areas of the Law of the Sea, the Law of the Air, Treaties, and Armed Conflict. 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 Honorary Membership award of the American Society of International Law for 2011.