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Prosecutor , Barrister

Desmond de Silva, prosecutor, barrister. Bar: Middle Temple 1964, Sierra Leone 1968, Gambia 1981, Gibraltar 1992. Advisory Memorial Gates Trust, since 1999; vice president St. John's Ambulance London Prince of Wales district, since 1984; Member of International Association Prosecutors, Criminal Bar Association, Racehorse Owners Association.

Background

Silva, Desmond de was born on December 13, 1939. Son of Edmond Frederick Lorenz and Esme Gregg de Silva.

Education

Attended, Trinity College.

Career

Deputy circuit judge, 1976—1980. Vice chairman Westminster Community Relations Council, 1980—1982. Councilman London, 1980—1995.

Appointed Queens Counsel, 1984. Deputy prosecutor international criminal tribunal Republican Sierra Leone, 2002. Chief prosecutor Special Court Sierra Leone, since 2005.

Member governing council Manorial Society England, since 1982. Member crime and juvenile deliquency study group Center Policy Studies, 1983—1987. Member St. John Council London, since 1986.

Achievements

  • Bar: Middle Temple 1964, Sierra Leone 1968, Gambia 1981, Gibraltar 1992.

Membership

Advisory Memorial Gates Trust, since 1999. Vice president St. John's Ambulance London Prince of Wales district, since 1984. Member of International Association Prosecutors, Criminal Bar Association, Racehorse Owners Association.

Connections

Married Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, 1987.

father:
Edmond Frederick Lorenz

mother:
Esme Gregg

spouse:
Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia