Shireen Avis Fisher '70 recently e-mailed from London that she's been appointed by the UN/EU High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina as an International Judge to the War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo.
She will serve with international and Bosnian judges on trial and appellate panels for cases involving allegations of genocide, crimes against humanity and economic corruption arising out of the hostilities surrounding the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.
The Chamber was set up this year to carry out the mandate of UN Security Council Resolution 1503, winding down the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague, and transferring cases to Bosnia. Her appointment begins on Nov. 1; she earned her law degree from Catholic University of America.
Her husband, Gregg Fisher '70, has been appointed permanent senior lecturer in Theatre Sound Design at the Central School of Speech and Drama, in London.
He has also been made a member of a theatre company, Lightworks Productions, for which he has been designing sound and composing music. One of his plays, “Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day,” produced in London last year, will start its UK tour in January.
The couple recently visited Sarajevo and met many of the judges, who come from a variety of countries. Several previously served at the international tribunal.