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Kim Prost: Reflections on a Career in the International Criminal Court

Mon. Jan. 11, 2021

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The Global College Student Advisory Council in partnership with Global College welcomes Kimberly Prost, Judge, the International Criminal Court, to give an inspiring and enlightening speech about "Reflections on a Career in the International Criminal Justice" on January 13th, from 11:30 AM - to 12:30 PM. 

Kimberly Prost graduated as a gold medalist from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in 1981. She joined the Canadian Federal Department of Justice in 1982, and worked for five years in the Winnipeg Regional office as a Federal Prosecutor. In 1987, she joined the Department of Justice’s Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Unit in Ottawa, and worked as head of the Baltic team examining possible prosecutions for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity under newly enacted legislation.

In 1990, she took a position with the recently established International Assistance Group within the Department, which was assigned responsibility to act as Canada's central authority for international criminal cooperation matters, specifically extradition and mutual legal assistance. She was named the first Director of this group in 1994. In her role, she worked directly on specific requests and also managed the office to assist law enforcement, prosecution and judicial authorities domestic and foreign, with hundreds of cooperation requests to and from Canada. She also participated in the negotiation of over 40 bilateral extradition and mutual legal assistance treaties for Canada. Kim has worked directly with the United Nations Division on Drugs and Crime in Vienna. In June 2005, she was elected by the General Assembly as an ad litem judge for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. On July 3, 2006, she was sworn in as a Judge of the Tribunal where she served for four years on the case of Popovic et al, a seven-accused trial related to events surrounding the fall of the Srebrenica and Zepa enclaves in 1995. 

In February 2016 Judge Prost took up the position of Chef du Cabinet for the President of the International Criminal Court. In December 2017, Ms. Prost was elected as a Judge of the International Criminal Court and she is currently serving as a Judge of the trial Division of the Court in the Hague

Ms. Prost has lectured extensively throughout her career and is the author of several published works on international cooperation, international criminal law and specifically with respect to the International Criminal Court.

In February 2016 Judge Prost took up the position of Chef du Cabinet for the President of the International Criminal Court. In December 2017, Ms. Prost was elected as a Judge of the International Criminal Court and she is currently serving as a Judge of the trial Division of the Court in the Hague


Webinar details:

  • Title: "Reflections on a Career in the International Criminal Court" 
  • Presented by: Kimberly Prost, Judge of the International Criminal Court
  • Date & Time: January 13, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Co-Hosts: Fiona Vowell & Isabelle Hodgson, the Global College Student Advisory Council 
  • Please make sure to RSVP to attend the webinar.