Judge Sang-Hyun Song
Judge Sang-Hyun Song was the President of the ICC from March 2009 to March 2015. For more than 30 years, beginning in 1972, Judge Song taught as a professor of law at Seoul National University Law School. He has also held visiting professorships at a number of law schools, including Harvard, New York University, Melbourne and Wellington. Judge Song started his legal career as a judge-advocate in the Korean army and later as a foreign attorney in a New York law firm. He has served as a member of the advisory committee to the Korean Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice. Judge Song has vast experience in relevant areas of international law, principally international humanitarian law and human rights law. He is co-founder of the Legal Aid Centre for Women and of the Childhood Leukemia Foundation in Seoul and the President of UNICEF/KOREA. Judge Song is also the respected author of several publications on relevant legal issues and the recipient of the highest decoration of the Korean Government (MUNGUNGHWA, 2011).