What kind of future could someone who was born in a British colony in South America – only fourteen years after the end of Indian indentureship – reasonably expect? He lost his mother when he was just three years of age. He was raised by an aunt in a poor village on Guyana’s Essequibo Coast. The school he attended was a converted Dutch barn. How did he become a British trained lawyer and go on to play a key role in defending his country from the unfounded and aggressive territorial designs of a richer, more powerful neighbour? He was appointed his country’s Attorney General. He earned five academic degrees without ever attending university. He wrote seven outstanding books.
This book chronicles the unlikely life of Dr. Mohamed Shahabuddeen of Guyana. Written by his son Sieyf, it is the story of this remarkable man who was elected a Judge of the International Court of Justice (The World Court) and later the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He also served as a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen earned an international reputation as one of the world’s most brilliant and prolific jurists. He was even elected to the International Criminal Court!
Full of informative text and lush with photographs, this intriguing pictorial biography lets the reader accompany Judge Shahabuddeen on his life journey. The writer has included some of his own writings, as ‘bonus items’, at the back of the book. It is all yours to enjoy.