Patricia A. Whalen

Hon. Patricia Whalen has been a judge for more than 20 years, having presided over proceedings in the Vermont and serving for 5 years (2007 -2012) as an international judge in the War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this capacity she served on both the First Instance and Appellate Court. She is a founding member of the Afghan Women Judicial Education Program, a joint project with the International Association of Women Judges, facilitating cross-cultural judicial learning in both the U.S. and Afghanistan. She served as an official expert representative of the International Association of Women Judges at The Hague Conference on Private International Law (2002-2008).  Judge Whalen served as a Special Advisor to the Court in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012-2014), focusing on judicial education in international law, trial management and judicial trial skills particularly in regards to war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and gender-based violence. She is currently an advisor to the Center for Peacebuilding in Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Keene, New Hampshire and the War Crimes Research Center in Washington, D.C..

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