Wpg Free Press: U of M grad to sit on International Criminal Court
A former Winnipegger and University of Manitoba law school graduate has been elected a judge to preside over international cases of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Kimberly Prost, who graduated from [Robson Hall] in 1981 and was called to the Manitoba bar in 1982, was elected this week with five other judges to sit on the International Criminal Court (ICC). It’s for a nine-year term and is non-renewable.
“I am proud and honoured that I was nominated by Canada and have been elected to serve an institution that is so fundamental to international criminal justice,” Prost said on Thursday from New York City, where the election was held.
“It was quite the process, but I made it through,” she added, referring to the six rounds of voting by secret ballot that occurred before she was elected as one of six judges out of 12 candidates.
“It’s an extremely complicated election process… it’s meant to ensure geographical representation. It’s heartening that I was able to get the votes… I had an amazing team from Foreign Affairs Canada supporting me.”