(George) Desmond Lorenz de SILVA

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1939-12-13
Education privately
Publications N/A
Recreations politics, shooting, travel
Clubs Brooks's, Carlton, Naval and Military, Orient (Colombo)
Style The Rt Hon Sir Desmond de Silva, QC
Career int lawyer; called to the Bar: Middle Temple 1964 (bencher 2008), Sierra Leone 1968, Gambia 1981, Gibraltar 1992, Botswana 2001; dep circuit judge 1976-80, head of chambers 1987-; dep chief prosecutor UN War Crimes Tbnl Sierra Leone 2002 (at level of asst sec-gen of UN), prosecutor (at level of under sec-gen of UN) 2005, UNDP envoy to Belgrade 2005; memb: Home Affrs Standing Ctee Bow Gp 1982, Editorial Advsy Bd Crossbow 1984; one of three int experts who provided the Gaza Flotilla Report for the UNHRC 2010, appointed by Govt in 2011 to review and report on state involvement in the assassination of Patrick Finucane in Belfast in 1989; vice-pres St John Ambulance London (Prince of Wales Dist) 1984-; councilman City of London (Ward of Farringdon Without) 1980-95; landowner (Taprobane Island in the Indian Ocean); memb Racehorse Owners Assoc; patron Memorial Gates Tst; Freeman City of London, Liveryman Worshipful Co of Gunmakers; KStJ 1994 (CStJ 1985, OStJ 1980)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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