Saturday, February 23, 2013
We have received a report that Peter H. Kooijmans died on February 13, 2013, at the age of 79. He was the United Nations' first special rapporteur on torture. He also served as a judge of the International Court of Justice from 1997 to 2006. In 2006, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands appointed him as a Knight of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau.
Thank you, Barbara Kwiatkowska, for sharing the news. We celebrate his life and his many contributions to the development of international law and the promotion of international human rights.
(mew) (Photo from the University of Leiden)