Dame Rosalyn Higgins GBE QC is a former President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). She was the first female judge elected to the ICJ, and was elected President in 2006, also the first female elected.
Following her education, Higgins was a practising barrister, and became a QC in 1986, and is a bencher of the Inner Temple. She served on the UN Human Rights Committee for 14 years. She resigned from the Human Rights Committee when she was elected to the International Court of Justice on 12 July 1995.