Philippe Kirsch


Former President of the ICC, Chair of the Assembly of States Parties’ Advisory Committee on nominations of judges of the International Criminal Court.

Mr Kirsch has a Bachelor of Civil Law and LL.M. degree from the Université de Montréal. Justice Kirsch chaired the historic negotiations to establish the International Criminal Court (ICC) and he was elected as one of its first judges and its first president. Justice Kirsch also has a distinguished background in foreign service, having served as a Canadian Ambassador.