History of the Sir Richard May Trust

The Trust was established in early 2007 in memory of the late Sir Richard May by family and friends of Sir Richard. Sir Richard was, from November 1997 to May 2004, the United Kingdom Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.

During his time as a Judge at the Tribunal, Sir Richard took part in a number of landmark trials in the field of international criminal law, in particular, as presiding judge in the prosecution stages of the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, the former President of Yugoslavia and the first head of state to be prosecuted for war crimes.

Sir Richard also contributed significantly to developing the procedures of the Tribunal through his chairmanship of the Rules Committee and co-authored a significant work on international criminal evidence (May & Wierda, "International Criminal Evidence").