Dame Rosalyn Higgins (née Cohen)(1937-), Judge and professor of international law
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Dame Rosalyn Higgins is the President of the International Court of Justice. Lady Higgins was the first female judge to be appointed to the ICJ, and was elected President in 2006. Born Rosalyn Cohen to a Jewish family in 1937, she married the politician Lord Terence Higgins in 1961. She studied at Girton College, University of Cambridge and at Yale University. She practised as a barrister, becoming a Queen's Counsel in 1986, and a bencher of the Inner Temple. Lady Higgins is the author of several influential works on international law, including Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It (1994).