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Published on Aug 1, 2006
Judge C.G. Weeramantry, Former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, in the course of his professional career of over five decades as lawyer, legal educator, domestic judge, international judge, author and lecturer, has touched on a wide variety of topics essential to peace, cross-cultural understanding and education. He has written and lectured extensively on these topics and his works contain a philosophy as well as a programme of action to achieve these purposes. The Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research (WICPER) is based on this philosophy and has his vast corpus of research and writing as an informational base from which to develop its programmes. Judge Weeramantry recently received the UNESCO Peace Education Prize 2006 "in recognition of his commitment and concrete undertakings in support of the concept and culture of peace through his long and fruitful career."