18 Facts About Geoffrey Nice


Sir Geoffrey Nice KC was born on 21 October 1945 and is a British barrister and judge.


Geoffrey Nice took part in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and was lead prosecutor at Slobodan Milosevic's trial.


Geoffrey Nice is chair of the China Tribunal and the Uyghur Tribunal, which have investigated human rights abuses in China.


Geoffrey Nice became a barrister in 1971 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990.


Geoffrey Nice has been involved with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.


Geoffrey Nice was lead prosecutor at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic in The Hague and initiated the prosecution's initial case of linking atrocities committed in the former Yugoslavia to Milosevic.


Geoffrey Nice prosecuted the ICTY cases of the Bosnian Croat Dario Kordic and the successful prosecution of Goran Jelisic.


Since working with the ICTY, Geoffrey Nice has been active in the International Criminal Court and in pro bono work for victims groups.


On 16 December 2010, Geoffrey Nice reviewed this book on London Review of Books.


Geoffrey Nice alleged that the prosecutor of the ICTY, Carla Del Ponte had compromised with Slobodan Milosevic, which then led to a failure of Bosnia-Herzegovina in their genocide case against Serbia in February 2007.


Geoffrey Nice expressed his opinion about Slobodan Milosevic, evaluating that the former president was "inept" and "died before judgment was given".


Geoffrey Nice was appointed Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Kent in 2005, and was knighted in 2007 for services to International Criminal Justice.


In 2009, a conviction Geoffrey Nice had presided over was ordered quashed and retried after a Privy Council Appeal found his handling of the case had resulted in an unfair hearing.


One reason that Geoffrey Nice was criticized by the Privy Council for his unfair handling in the trial of a St Helier-based accountant Peter Michel.


In 2009 the Privy Council quashed the conviction against Michel, and said that Geoffrey Nice had been snide and sarcastic during the trial, such action had rendered the trial unfair.


Geoffrey Nice was the chair of the China Tribunal, commissioned by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China and some Falun Gong practitioners.


Geoffrey Nice was asked to become the head of 2021 Uyghur Tribunal by the World Uyghur Congress, the congress represents exiled Uyghurs.


In 2021, in retaliation for sanctions issued against Chinese officials by the United States, European Union and United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China issued sanctions against Geoffrey Nice that banned him from entering territory that the country controls or from doing business with Chinese persons.