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The Deputy Registrar

Kate Mackintosh

Deputy Registrar since 1 October 2012
Born in 1966. British

A former staff member of both the ICTY and ICTR, Ms. Mackintosh has some 20 years broad experience in international criminal justice and post-conflict interventions as well as in humanitarian policy and advocacy.

Prior to taking up the position of Deputy Registrar at the ICTY, Ms. Mackintosh was working in Cambodia as a consultant in international humanitarian law, policy and practice for, among others, Harvard University, the Overseas Development Institute, UNICEF, UN OCHA and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

She started a career within the ICTY in 1998 as a legal associate with Judge Cassese. In 1999, she joined the ICTR as a Legal Officer with its Appeals Chamber until 2000 when she returned to the ICTY to work with the Kvocka Trial Chamber and the Appeals Chamber until 2003. In 2005, she took a temporary assignment as Legal Officer in the Appeals Section of the Office of the Prosecutor.

From 2003 to 2011, Ms. Mackintosh worked with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), first as the International Law Adviser and for the last four years as Head of the Humanitarian Affairs Department of the Operational Centre in Amsterdam.

Her earlier experience includes working in Sarajevo as Senior Legal Adviser to the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in Rwanda as a Human Rights Field Officer with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Ms. Mackintosh is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1995. She also holds a first class degree in History (BA Hons.), and an LLM with distinction in International Human Rights Law. Her publications have focused on the application of international law to the dilemmas of humanitarian action and the protection of civilians, as well as on the relationship between humanitarianism and criminal justice.

Ms. Mackintosh is the first female Deputy Registrar in the history of the ICTY.