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Passing of former ICC Judge Karl T. Hudson-Phillips
is with great sadness that the International Criminal Court (ICC) learnt of the
passing of Karl T. Hudson-Phillips (Trinidad and Tobago), one of the first
judges of the ICC, on 15 January 2014. The Court presents its deepest condolences
to his family and friends in this time of sorrow.
Hudson-Phillips made important contributions to establishing the judicial
foundations of the Court. He chaired the first meetings of judges before the
election of the Presidency and was influential in drafting the Regulations of
the Court as well as the Code of Judicial Ethics. His passing is a great loss to
us all and his contribution will be cherished for a long time to come”, said
ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song.
of Trinidad and Tobago, Judge Hudson-Phillips was elected by the States Parties
to the Rome Statute from the Latin American and Caribbean Group of States (GRULAC) in February 2003 and served until September 2007.
Judge Hudson-Phillips had extensive private practice experience in his home
country and throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean. He also served as
Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2010,
he was named Chair of the Human Rights Council fact-finding mission to
investigate the Gaza flotilla events of 31 May 2010.
further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of
Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70
515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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