Mr. Robert Petit


Mr. Robert Petit served as the international Co-Prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia from 2006 to 31 August 2009. 

He began his professional career in Canada in 1989, where he served both as a provincial (Quebec) and federal prosecutor. Since 2001, he is a Counsel with the War Crimes Section of the Canadian Department of Justice from where he is currently on leave..

In 1996, he joined as a Legal Officer in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), where he served for three years.

After ICTR, Robert Petit joined the United Nations Mission in Kosovo to work as a Regional Legal Advisor.

In 2002, he became a Prosecutor for the Serious Crimes Unit as part of the United Nations Mission of Assistance to East Timor. One year later, he was appointed a Senior Trial Attorney in the Special Court for Sierra Leone.