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Judge Sir Howard Morrison KCMG CBE QC was elected in December 2011 by the Assembly of State Parties to the ICC Rome Statute to sit for a 9 year term as the UK Judge to the International Criminal Court. Having briefly served as an UN Secretary General appointed judge for the Special Tribunal for the Lebanon he was again appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve as a Permanent Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the place of the retiring Lord Bonomy where is sits, amongst other duties, on the trial of Radovan Karadzic.

Judge Morrison was called to the Bar by Grays Inn in 1977, being elected a Master of the Bench in 2008. After some 27 years of practice on the Midland and Oxford Circuit and at the ad hoc tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda from 1 Kings Bench Walk [later removed to 36 Bedford Row] he was appointed a Circuit Judge and Senior Judge of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus. He is also called to the Bars of Fiji and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

He has acted as defence counsel both at the ICTY in The Hague and ICTR in Tanzania and lectured at universities and conferences in some 25 countries worldwide on issues of international criminal and humanitarian law.

He is an Hon Professor of Law at Leicester University and a visiting lecturer at universities in the UK, Holland, USA, Australia and, extensively, in the Middle East. He is also Visiting Professor of Law at Northumbria University and a Fellow of McLaughlin College at York University, Toronto.