Masters of the Bench
Judge Patrick Robinson
Full Title: Judge Patrick RobinsonCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 9.2.2016
Call Date: 18.7.1968
Judge Patrick Robinson is a Member of the International Court of Justice and a Barrister of Law, Middle Temple, United Kingdom.
Following his call to the Bar in 1968, Judge Robinson had a long and distinguished career in public service, working for the Jamaican government for over three decades. In 1972, Judge Robinson became Jamaica’s Representative to the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, a position that he held for 26 years. From 1981 to 1998, he led Jamaica’s delegations for the negotiation of treaties on several subjects, including extradition, mutual legal assistance, maritime delimitation and investment promotion and protection.
From 1988 to 1995, Judge Robinson served as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, including as the Chairman in 1991. From 1991 to 1996, Judge Robinson was a member of the International Law Commission. He also served as a member of the Haiti Truth and Justice Commission from 1995 to 1996 and was a member of the International Bio-ethics Committee of UNESCO from 1996 to 2005, serving as its Vice-Chairman from 2002 to 2005.