Memorial Tribute for His Excellency Arthur N. R. Robinson

A tribute for a prominent University of London alumnus and a truly remarkable man
His Excellency Arthur N. R. Robinson
A proud graduate of the University of London: His Excellency Arthur N. R. Robinson
He was a truly remarkable man, who made a difference to both his own country, to his region, and to the international community

A Memorial Tribute for the former Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Arthur N. R. Robinson TC, OCC, SC, took place at St. Peter's Church in London’s Eaton Square on Sunday 13 July. The Tribute was followed by a Reception at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in Belgrave Square.

His Excellency, a prominent alumnus of the University of London who passed away on 9 April 2014, was a key figure in the political and social development of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. His actions on the international stage, including his instrumental role in establishing the International Criminal Court, served as a catalyst for equality and justice on a global scale.

Gaining his University of London Bachelor of Laws degree in 1949, he was honoured throughout his career by several global bodies, receiving awards such as the ‘Defender of Democracy’ Award from Parliamentarians for Global Action at the United Nations in 1997, and the Peace Leadership Award from Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in 2002.

His Excellency was named Honorary Vice President of the International Association of Penal Law in 1999 and was also nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

Dr Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of London International Programmes, said: “I was delighted to attend the Tribute to His Excellency Arthur N.R. Robinson, one of our most esteemed alumni, former President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

"The service was a true celebration of his life and achievements, and I am proud that he started his career with an undergraduate degree in Laws from the University of London’s External System, as it was then called. He was a truly remarkable man, who made a difference to both his own country, to his region, and to the international community.”