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Biography of Judge Kimberly Prost

Ms. Kimberly Prost served as an ad litem judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from July 2006 to June 2010.

In March 2005, Judge Prost joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as Chief, Legal Advisory Section. In that position she led a team responsible for assisting countries with the legal implementation of the drug, crime and terrorism conventions and the related delivery of technical assistance projects. Under her direction the section provided legal advice to the International Narcotics Control Board and to various sections of UNODC on proposed projects.

In July 2000, Judge Prost joined the Commonwealth Secretariat as Head of the Criminal Law Section. In that capacity she provided advice to the Executive Committee and to the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, in addition to delivering a range of assistance programs for member countries on counter-terrorism, human rights protections in criminal investigations, international cooperation, anti-money-laundering and asset forfeiture, implementation of the Rome Statute and of Security Council Resolution 1373 and combating corruption and organized crime.

Previously, Judge Prost worked for the Canadian Department of Justice for almost twenty years as a federal prosecutor. She appeared as counsel in both provincial and federal trial and appellate courts and she argued several cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. She provided advice to police, investigators and prosecutors, in a range of criminal cases and in security and intelligence matters. She prepared various opinions on and argued several cases related to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

For ten years Judge Prost worked in the International Assistance Group, Canada’s central authority for international criminal cooperation matters, serving as Director of the group for seven years. In that capacity, she participated in the negotiation of over 40 extradition and mutual legal assistance treaties.

Judge Prost was a member of the Canadian delegation for the negotiation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, two significant conventions developed under the auspices of UNODC. She was, as well, on the Canadian delegation for the negotiation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the related Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Elements of Crime.

Judge Prost has lectured extensively throughout her career and has authored several publications.