Councillor Biographies

Judge C.G. WeeramantryJudge C.G.Weeramantry, Former Vice-President, International Court of Justice

Judge C. G. Weeramantry is former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice. In the course of his professional career of over five decades as lawyer, legal educator, domestic judge, international judge, author and lecturer, Judge Weeramantry has touched on a wide variety of topics essential to peace, cross-cultural understanding and education. He has written over twenty books and lectured extensively on these topics in over forty countries. Weeramantry is the President of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA). The Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research (WICPER) is based on Weeramantry’s philosophy and has his vast corpus of research and writing as an informational base from which to develop its programmes. Judge Weeramantry recently received the UNESCO Peace Education Prize 2006 in recognition of his commitment and concrete undertakings in support of the concept and culture of peace through his career.

Judge C.G. Weeramantry talk about the WFC here

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