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Sir Bruce Robertson

New Zealand

Sir Bruce Robertson has been a judge of the Qatar International Court 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 Appeal from 1996 and was appointed a full-time member from 2005. He was President of the Law Commission from 2001-2005. Sir Bruce was formerly Acting Chief High Court Judge and Acting Chief Justice as the senior puisne Judge. He took early retirement in 2010 and continues to sit in various Pacific jurisdictions, holding a number of statutory and advisory roles.

He was Chairman to 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 within 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, in 1998, he was a Visitor at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.

George Arestis


George Arestis has been a judge of the Qatar International Court since 2015. He studied at the Law School of Athens University, graduating in 1968. He subsequently went to England and read Political Science at the University of Kent at Canterbury, graduating with a Master’s in Comparative Politics and Government.

After practising as a lawyer for ten years, he was appointed as a judge in 1982 and, in 2003, he attained the office of Judge of the Supreme Court of Cyprus. He has been Cyprus’ first judge at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, a position from which he served for a period of ten years. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law by the University of Kent.

George has given lectures on European Union law, mainly at universities in Cyprus, Greece, the UK, Germany, Belgium and Bulgaria.

With an interest in poetry, he has published a collection of poems “To Taxidi mou” (“My Journey”) (2009).  

Dr. Rashid Hamad Al-Anezi


Dr. Rashid Hamad Al-Anezi is a Kuwaiti legal academic, international arbitrator and a private lawyer. He holds a PHD in International Law from Cambridge University and is a partner in the Kuwait law firm, International Legal Group Law, in strategic alliance with an international law firm Baker Botts LLP.

Dr. Rashid started practicing in the academic field when he joined the faculty of the College of Law at Kuwait University. He was the Head of International Law Department and Assistant Dean in the College of Law. Currently, he is a professor of International Law in the College of Law at Kuwait University. Dr. Rashid has published six books and more than 20 articles in both Arabic and English.

He is a registered arbitrator in Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Laussane, Kuwait Sports Arbitration Authority, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and Saudi Arabian Sports Arbitration Centre. An active international participant, Dr. Rashid is a member of various international organisations and associations, including the Kuwait Bar Association, Kuwait Environment Protection Society and the American Society of International Law. He is also a member of the Ethics Panel of Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer in the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).



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