Sir Christopher Greenwood


Sir Christopher Greenwood

Board Member | Lieber

Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC, is the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and a Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.

He graduated with first class honours in law and International Law from the University of Cambridge and taught international law at Cambridge (1978-1996) and the London School of Economics (1996-2009). He also practised as a barrister arguing cases before the International Court of Justice (including the Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinions and the Lockerbie air disaster case), the European Court of Human Rights (where he was counsel for the UK in the Bankovic case concerning the Kosovo conflict) and the English courts (where he was counsel in the Pinochet extradition appeals and numerous cases relating to the Iraq conflicts). From 2009 to 2018 he served as a Judge of the International Court of Justice.

Sir Christopher was knighted in 2009 for services to international law and made a GBE (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire) in 2018 for services to International Justice.

He has lectured and written extensively on international humanitarian law and international law relating to the use of force.