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Lal Chand Vohrah, Malaysian judge, barrister. Advisory, solicitor: High Court of Malaya. Recipient Johan Setia Mahkota award, Government of Malaysia, 1974, Panglima Setia Mahkota, 2000, Darjah Cemerlang Seri Mahkota award, State Government of Melaka, 1980.


Vohrah, Lal Chand was born on June 3, 1934 in Melaka, Malaysia. Son of Ralia Ram Vohrah and Yeo Ah Chee.


Bachelor of Laws, University Bristol, England, 1958. Doctor of Laws, University Bristol, England, 1997. Certified of attendance, The Hague Academy International Law, 1967.

Master of Laws, University Cambridge, England, 1968.


Magistrate, senior assistant registrar High Court of Malaya, 1961-1964. President Sessions Court, Malaya, 1964-1966. Senior federal counsel Malaysia, 1968-1977.

Deputy commissioner for law revision Malaysia, 1968-1969. Head international law division Attorney General's Chambers, Malaysia, 1973, head international law and advisory division Malaysia, 1976-1977. Chairman Special Commissioners of Income Tax, Malaysia, 1977.

Justice High Court of Malaya, 1978-1993. Trial judge International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, 1993—1997. Appeals judge ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 1997—2001.


  • Advocate, solicitor High Court of Malaysia.


Member Malaysian delegate United Nations Conference on Law of Treaties, Vienna, 1969, Sessions of Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee, 1970-1976, United Nations General Assembly 25th session, 1970, 3d United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea, Caracas, Venezuela, 1974. Member Lake Club (Kuala Lumpur), Royal Selangor Club (Kuala Lumpur), Royal Selangor Golf Club (Kuala Lumpur), De Witte Club (The Hague), Palm Resort Golf and Country Club (Johore).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, walking, reading.


Married Pauline May, 1960. Children: R.C., Arkansas.

Ralia Ram Vohrah

Yeo Ah Chee

Pauline May

R.C. Vohrah

Arkansas Vohrah