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Sir Kenneth James Keith is a New Zealand Judge appointed to the International Court of Justice in November 2005, and the first New Zealander ever to be elected to a permanent seat there.

Career

Sir Kenneth is the first New Zealander ever to be elected to a permanent seat on the International Court of Justice. He is no stranger to the court, however, as he was previously a member of the New Zealand legal team in the Nuclear Tests cases before the International Court of Justice in 1973, 1974 and 1995.

Membership

  • Fellow: Legal Research Foundation; British Institute International Comparative Law

  • American Society International Law

  • American Law Institute

  • Society Legal Scholars (honorary)

  • New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

  • International Institute Strategic Studies

  • New Zealand Law Society

Connections

father:
Patrick

mother:
Amy

wife:
Jocelyn Margaret Buckett