Judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel

Ms. Marchi-Uhel served as a judge in the Pre-Trial Chamber from February 2010 to July 2011.

Ms. Marchi-Uhel has been a member of the French Judiciary since 1986. She first served as a judge in Coutances Tribunal de grande instance, a court of first instance, until December 1995.

She was then seconded from 1996 until 1998 to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she was primarily responsible for cases against the French Government before the European Court for Human Rights. Following this she served during four years in the Balkans with the United Nations Missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo including as International Judge for UNMIK.

Since leaving Kosovo in November 2002, she successively worked as the Senior Legal Officer of the ICTY and ICTR Appeals Chambers and, as the ICTY Head of Chambers.

Prior to becoming a Judge of the Pre-Trial Chamber within the ECCC she was a Reserve Judge of the Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC

  • Nationality : France
  • Office : Pre-Trial Chamber
  • Position : Former Pre-Trial Chamber Judge
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Case 002 sent for trial

Today, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has confirmed and partially amended the indictments against the Accused Persons Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith, Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea. The Pre-Trial Chamber has ordered the Accused Persons to be sent for trial and to continue to be held in provisional detention until they are brought before the Trial Chamber. The indictments include charges of crimes against humanity, genocide, grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and murder, torture and religious persecution as defined by the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code.

Media Alert: Re-assignment of judges in the Pre-Trial Chamber

Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, His Majesty the King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Ms. Catherine Marchi-Uhel (France) as new international judge to serve in the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).