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Gaynor becomes new international co-prosecutor

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Mr Fergal Gaynor has been appointed the new Reserve International Co-Prosecutor by ECCC. Supplied

Gaynor becomes new international co-prosecutor

Following nomination by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and approval by the Supreme Council of Magistracy, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Fergal Gaynor as the new Reserve International Co-Prosecutor.

Gaynor served as a trial attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia between 2005 and 2013.

He served as a senior assistant prosecutor at the ECCC in 2015 and 2016.

Gaynor has also been lead counsel for victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta since 2012 and has represented a group of victims in Afghanistan who are currently under investigation by the ICC since last year.

Having earned a Bachelor of Laws from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Philosophy from Cambridge University, he is a member of the Bar of Ireland and on the editorial committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice.

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