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Jamaican judge Patrick Robinson appointed to int'l sports arbitration council

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 8:16 AM
Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson

Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson has been appointed a member of the International Council for Arbitration in Sports for a four-year term.

Robinson will begin his stint on January 1, 2019.

The International Council for Arbitration for Sport is the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The council is made up of 20 international judges and lawyers, four of whom are appointed by the International Olympic Committee.

Robinson is one of the four Olympic committee appointees.

About Patrick Robinson

- A Judge of the International Court of Justice in The Hague since February 2015, where he was elected for a nine-year term.

- Was a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 1998-February 2015 and president from 2008 to 2011.

- A member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights from 1987 to 1995 and was president in 1991.

- A firm believer that sports is integral to national development, particularly in developing countries like Jamaica.

- Represented Jamaica College in cricket (Sunlight Cup) and in track and field.

-Earned the gold medal in Class Two discus in the Jamaica College team that won Champs in 1959.

- Author of the book 'Jamaican Athletics – a Model for the World (Fourth Edition, 2009)'.

- Executive producer the 2016 documentary 'Jus Run', featuring the Jamaican Athletics system.

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