Robson Hall Alum elected to International Criminal Court

Kimberly Prost, LL.B., 1981

Robson Hall alumna Kimberly Prost [LLB/81] was recently elected to sit as a judge on the International Criminal Court (ICC).

After graduating from Robson Hall, Prost, who hails from Winnipeg, articled with the Department of Justice Canada in Winnipeg before being called to the Bar in 1982, where she first discovered a love for criminal law. According to a 2014 article published in UM Today, Prost went on to have a 20-year career as a federal prosecutor with the Federal Department of Justice, before joining the Commonwealth Secretariat as head of the Criminal Law Section.

From 2006 to 2010, she served in The Hague as part of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Her last position was as ombudsperson to the UN Security Council’s Al-Quaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee.

In her current role as one of the ICC judges, she will be based once again in The Hague and will serve a nine-year term starting in March, 2018. Prost’s full ICC Judicial Candidate questionnaire that she submitted in application for the position is available to read on the website of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.

The ICC is the world’s first permanent international criminal court, having been created under an international treaty called the Rome Statute. The Court’s aim is to hold responsible and prosecute those individuals who have committed the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. More information about the ICC is found on its website.

A recent interview with Prost about her new position can be read on the Winnipeg Free Press website.

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