Well known Sri Lankan jurist CG Weeramantry no more
Q. Which eminent jurist was the first Sri Lankan to be appointed to the ICJ?- Published on 09 Jan 17
a. CG Weeramantry
b. BG Weetamantry
c. DG Weeramantry
d. None of the above
ANSWER: CG Weeramantry
Well known jurist CG Weermantry passed away on 5th Jan 2016 at the age of 90. He was the first Sri Lankan to be appointed to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
He began his judicial career in the 1950s, and became Sri Lanka’s youngest Supreme Court judge.
He later was appointed as a senior judge there before moving to Australia as the Sir Hayden Stark Professor of Law at Monash University.
In the early 1990s, he was part of the ICJ when the WHO sought information on nuclear deal legality.
Justice Weeramantry set up the Colombo-based Weeramantry Centre for International Peace and also served as president of the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms, a non-governmental organisation headquartered in The Hague.Know About About CG Weeramantry
- Sri Lankabhimanya Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, AM was a Sri Lankan lawyer.
- He was a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1991 to 2000, serving as its Vice-President from 1997 to 2000.
- Born: November 17, 1926, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Died: January 5, 2017
- Education: University of Ceylon, University of London, Royal College, Colombo, King's College London
- Awards: Sri Lankabhimanya