Holdsworth Presidential Address 2011: Sir Christopher Greenwood

Posted on Monday 21st March 2011

Photograph of Sir Christopher Greenwood with the Holdsworth Committee

Since it was formed in 1928 the Holdsworth Club has been fortunate to have as its annual President a distinguished list of many of the most distinguished judges and academics in the United Kingdom and the common law world.

Past Presidents have included the Lord Chief Justices, Masters of the Rolls (Lord Denning no fewer than three times) many Law Lords and more recently members of the UK’s Supreme Court. The President of the Holdsworth Club for 2010-11 was Sir Christopher Greenwood, Professor of International Law (LSE) and since November 2008 the British judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Sir Christopher Greenwood’s Presidential Address on the 18 March 2011 was entitled “The International Courts and the Changing Face of International Law”. The lecture reviewed the spectrum of international courts and the range of issues facing the three International Courts of Justice, including the work of the International Criminal Court. The final text of the Presidential Address should be available in print and on our website later this year.

The Holdsworth President for 2011-12 will be Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, the Master of the Rolls

Sir Christopher also judged the Camm Cup Mooting Competition which was won this year by Anna Peaston (2nd year, LLB Law with French)

Pictured:

Back Row L-R: Mr George Applebey, Ellie Boyd, Martin Tynan, Andy Swarbrick, Alex Weedon, Nick Bamber, James Tryfonos, James Frost Front row L-R: Samm Lewis, Marie Ellis, Sir Christopher Greenwood, Corinna Thompson, Jenna Richardson