Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC
Christopher Greenwood is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, a Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and an international arbitrator and served as a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 2009 to 2018. He was educated at Wellingborough School and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he obtained degrees in Law and International Law. He was a Fellow of Magdalene College from 1978-1996 and Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics from 1996 to 2009. Before becoming a Judge he was a barrister who regularly appeared before English and international courts.
His publications include over 120 volumes of the International Law Reports, a collection of essays – Essays on War in International Law (2006) – and numerous articles. He is currently working on a tenth edition of Oppenheim’s International Law. Christopher Greenwood was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999, made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to public international law in 2002 and knighted in 2009. In June 2018 he was appointed Knight Grand Cross (GBE) for services to international justice.
He is married with two daughters and two grand-daughters.