Sir Christopher Greenwood has received a GBE (Ordinary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to international justice in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018. The annual list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.
The notes on higher awards, released by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, said, “Sir Christopher Greenwood is recognised for his outstanding service to international law and the peaceful settlement of disputes. Sir Christopher has been the pre-eminent British international lawyer, as a teacher at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, as a practitioner at the Bar and, finally, from 2009 until February this year, as one of the foremost and respected judges at the International Court of Justice. This award is in recognition of Sir Christopher’s sustained and significant achievements and contribution to international law.”
Sir Christopher returned to 24 Lincoln’s Inn Fields as an Arbitrator in March 2018, following his post as a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 2008 to 2017. He was Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics from 1996 to 2008. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999.