Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

International Court of Justice University of Cambridge Federal University of Minas Gerais
Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade
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Cançado Trindade at a committee of the Brazilian Senate in 2008
Judge on the International Court of Justice
Assumed office
6 February 2009
Preceded byGonzalo Parra-Aranguren
Personal details
Born (1947-09-17) 17 September 1947 (age 73)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Alma materFederal University of Minas Gerais (LLB)
University of Cambridge (LLM, LLD)

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (born (1947-09-17)17 September 1947) is a Brazilian judge on the International Court of Justice, based in The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands, a position he has held since 6 February 2009.[1] Cançado Trindade is a professor at Utrecht University's Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). He was reelected to the Court in December 2017, and took office for his second term on 6 February 2018.

Education and career

His professional appointments and academic titles include:

Cançado Trindade has been a lecturer at The Hague Academy of International Law, the OAS Inter-American Juridical Committee’s Courses, the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and at the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (San José, Costa Rica). He has been a visiting professor at various universities, among them Columbia University (1st semester 1998) and Institute of Higher International Studies (Panthéon-Assas University, sessions of 1988-1989). He is currently a member of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law.

Prior to his appointment to the World Court, he was president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and has had several positions in important international organizations. Cançado Trindade is the author of 52 books and around 680 monographs, contributions to books, essays and articles on international law, published in numerous countries and several languages.

Academic Recognitions

Apart from his native Portuguese, he is fluent in French, Spanish, and English, and understands German and Italian. ).[2]


  1. ^ "International Court of Justice - Current Members". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2009-02-28.
  2. ^ Curriculum Lattes