Pole appointed to UN Dispute Tribunal
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Judge Agnieszka Klonowiecka-Milart was backed by 120 countries in a vote of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
She will be serving as a full-time judge in Nairobi as of 1 July 2016, over a period of seven years.
Agnieszka Klonowiecka-Milart, who "is one Poland's top lawyers operating in international institutions, [...] has extensive experience in her field," the Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations wrote in a communiqué following the announcement.
Practising in the international justice system since 1998, Judge Klonowiecka-Milart worked for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo in the years 2000-2008. She has also been serving as a senior prosecutor for the UN Khmer Roughe tribunal in Cambodia since 2006.
The appointment of a Polish judge to the UN's administrative court of the first instance marks another success for Poland within the United Nations in recent years, coming a year after Supreme Court Justice Professor Piotr Hofmański became an International Criminal Court judge in the Hague in November 2014. (aba/di)