Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, His Majesty the King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Ms. Maureen HARDING CLARK (Ireland) as an international judge of the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
Judge Clark replaces Judge Agnieszka KLONOWIECKA-MILART (Poland) who resigned in late 2018.
Judge Clark was appointed as Reserve International Co-Investigating Judge in 2015. She served as a Judge ad litem of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) between 2001 and 2003 and was elected as a Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2003 to 2006, whereupon she served as a Judge of the High Court of Ireland until 2014. Prior to her judicial appointments, Judge Clark practised as a barrister-at-law from 1975 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1991. She also served as a member of the Irish Human Rights Commission, was Chair and Sole Member of the Lourdes Hospital Inquiry, Independent Assessor of the Surgical Symphysiotomy Ex-gratia Payment Scheme and Judicial Visitor to the University of Dublin (Trinity College). She holds a PhD in Law (honoris causa) and Bachelor in Civil Law from University College Dublin, as well as a Degree of Barrister-at-Law from the Honourable Society of King’s Inns.