Rosalyn Higgins


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Rosalyn Higgins (née Cohen) born London, England June 2, 1937. First woman justice of International Court of Justice (ICJ); President of ICJ 2006-9; professor of international law, expert on terrorism and UN peacekeeping.


"Serbia has violated the obligation to prevent genocide, under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in respect of the genocide that occurred Srebrenica in July 1995." (Feb. 27, 2007 judgment, para. 5; photo ICJ)