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Philippe Kirsch

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Philippe Kirsch, Canadian judge. Bar: Quebec 1970. Recipient Queen's Counsel, 1988, The Robert Son of Litvack Human Rights Memorial award, 1999, Award for Foreign Policy Excellence, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1999, The William J. Butler Human Rights Medal award, 2001, World Peace award, World Federalist Movement, Canada, 2004. Member of Canada Council on International Law, Bar of Province of Quebec.

Background

KIRSCH, PHILIPPE was born on April 1, 1947 in Namur, Belgium.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Stanislas College, Montreal, 1966. LLL, University Montreal, 1969. Master of Laws, University Montreal, 1972.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Quebec, 2003. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Montreal, 2003. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Ottawa, 2004.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), National University Ireland, 2004.

Career

With bureau Legal Affairs and United States division Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada Embassy to Peru, Ottawa. Ambassador and agent for Canada Dispute concerning Filleting within the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1985—1986. Director legal operations division Department External Affairs, Ottawa, 1983—1988.

Ambassador, deputy permanent representative of Canada United Nations, New York City, 1988—1992. Deputy legal advisor, director-general Bureau Legal Affairs, Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, 1992—1994, assistant deputy minister for legal and consular affairs, 1994—1996. Ambassador, agent for Canada International Court Justice, 1995—1998.

Legal advisor Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, 1994—1999. Ambassador, agent for Canada International Court Justice, 1999—2003. Ambassador of Canada Kingdom of Sweden, 1999—2003.

President, judge appeal chamber International Criminal Court, The Hague, since 2003. Member group of international advisor International Committee of Red Cross, since 2000. Vice president, chairman drafting committee 27th International Conference of Red Cross and the Red Crescent, 1999.

Chairman Canada National Committee on Humanitarian Law, 1998—1999. Head Canada delegation First Periodical Meeting of State Parties to Geneva Conventions, 1998. Chairman drafting committee International Conference on Protection of War Victims, 1993.

Chairman preparatory and subsequent intergovernmental working groups Government Experts on Protection of War Victims, 1993, 95. Chairman ad hoc committee and General Assembly's Sixth (legal) committee working group for suppression of acts of terrorism United Nations, 1997—1999, chairman ad hoc committee and General Assembly's Sixth (legal) committee working group on safety and security of United Nations and associate personnel, 1993—1994. President International Conference of Air Law, 1987—1988.

Chairman committee of the whole International Conference on Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1987—1988. Chairman preparatory committee International Maritime Organization, 1987—1988. Member Permanent Court of Arbitration, 1995—1999.

Deputy representative of Canada Security Council, 1989—1990. Representative of Can United Nations General Assembly's Sixth (legal) Committee, 1988—1991. Member numerous other ad hoc committees.

Achievements

  • Bar: Quebec 1970.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Canada Council on International Law, Bar of Province of Quebec.

  • Member: Bar of Ouebec; Canadian Council on International Law.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    International institutions. International law; international peace and security.

Connections

Spouse Nicole, National of Canada.