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Biography of CATHERINE MARCHI-UHEL

Ms. Marchi-Uhel previously served as Head of Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).  From July 2014 to April 2015, Ms. Marchi-Uhel was seconded to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as Principal Rule of Law Officer, advising the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Rule of Law on justice and security matters.

Ms. Marchi-Uhel has also served as a full-time international judge at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and was a Senior Legal Officer with the ICTY Appeals Chamber.  In addition, she served as International Judge of the Pre-Trial Chamber of ECCC, Reserve International Judge of the Supreme Court Chamber of ECCC and International Judge with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.

Ms. Marchi-Uhel also worked in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Affairs Division, Human Rights Section and served as a Juge des enfants for criminal cases involving juveniles.  Ms. Marchi-Uhel studied law at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, and Université Paris I — Panthéon Sorbonne.