Discussions will be held in English.
This colloquium is held in collaboration between HBKU’s College of Law and the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC).
Sir Bruce Robertson, Justice at QICDRC
Sir Robertson has been a judge at QICDRC since 2013. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand in 1987, and was Executive Judge and a Judge of the Commercial List. He was a divisional member of the Court of Appeals from 1996 and was appointed a full-time member from 2005. He was President of the Law Commission from 2001-2005. He was formerly Acting Chief High Court Judge and Acting Chief Justice as the Senior Puisne Judge. He took early retirement in 2010 but continues to serve in various Pacific jurisdiction, holding a number of statutory and advisory roles.
He was Chairman of the ‘Search and Search Warrants Committee’ which published its final report in 1988. From 2001-2005 he was President of the New Zealand Law Commission. He has been involved in professional training and advocacy and was President of the Legal Research Foundation. He has held various community posts in New Zealand and has written extensively, particularly in criminal law and law reform. He is one of a few New Zealand members of the American Law Institute; in 1995 he was an Inns of Court Fellow in London and a Visitor at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge in 1998.