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The Honourable Justice Sri Lankabhimanya
 Christopher Weeramantry

Christopher Weeramantry in June 2007

In office

In office

Born 17 November 1926
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Alma mater University of London,
Royal College Colombo

Sri Lankabhimanya Christopher Gregory Weeramantry (born 17 November 1926 in Colombo, Sri Lanka) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka from 1967 to 1972. He was a Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from 1991 to 2000, and was Vice-President of the ICJ from 1997 to 2000.[1] He presided in his capacity as Vice-President of the ICJ over several important cases before the Court, including a case on the illegality of the use and threatened use of nuclear weapons.[2] Judge Weeramantry serves on the Legal and Human Rights Advisory Board of the Genetics Policy Institute. He is currently Emeritus Professor at Monash University, having previously served as Sir Hayden Starke's Chair of Law from 1972 to 1991.[3] Furthermore he is the president of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.[4] In addition C.G. Weeramantry is a councillor of the World Future Council.



His education began at the prestigious Royal College Colombo. For his secondary education, he attended the Sri Lanka Law College where he completed his Attorney-at-law exams. He also possesses a B.A. from the University of Colombo. Judge C. G. Weeramantry went on to complete a LL.B. from the University of London, and he also gained a Bachelor of Art (Hons.) from the same University. Judge C. G. Weeramantry has also gained a LLD from the University of London.


Academic achievements

B.A. (Hons.), LLB., LLD. (University of London); LLD. (Honoris Causa) (University of Colombo); LLD. (Honoris Causa) (Monash University); LL.D.(Honoris Causa) National Law School of India; D.Lit.(Honoris Causa) University of London [1]


Judge Weermanatry is a recipient of the following awards and honours:

Honorary degrees

He has received several honorary degrees;



External links

World Future Council

A Great Son of Lanka S. Pathiravitana (2007), Sri Lanka Daily News. Accessed 2007-11-08

International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms

German Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms

Christopher Weeramantry-The 2007 Right Livelihood Award Recipients

C. G. Weeramantry - of memories and memoirs yet unpublished

Judge Christopher Weeramantry Public oration, University of London

Youth Link Movement


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