Ines Monica Weinberg de Roca
Justice Ines Monica Weinberg de Roca (nee Ines Monica Weinberg) is currently a argentine Judge of the Appeal Chamber of the Administrative Court in the city of Buenos Aires and a Judge of the United Nations Appeal Tribunal in New York. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 16, 1948.
She has been from 2003 to 2008 a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, serving the joint Appeal Chamber of the ICTR and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague from 2003 to 2005, and on the trial chamber in Arusha, Tanzania from 2005 to 2008.
Before becoming an international Judge, Justice Weinberg de Roca was a lawyer. She then became a Civil Judge, and later an Appeals Judge at Buenos Aires' Administrative Court. Justice Weinberg de Roca is also a Private international law Professor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).
Personal life and education
Justice Ines Monica Weinberg de Roca was born to a middle class, German Jewish family in Buenos Aires. Her parents fled Germany in the early 1930s because of the Nazi Regime and its antisemitic ideas, although none of them were religious Jews.
She went to St. Peter's School, an English school in a northern Buenos Aires suburb. She holds a Law Degree of the University of Buenos Aires. Her thesis was done at the University of La Plata, in Argentina, and was nominated to the Premio Facultad (Faculty Award). The Jury approved it with the magna cum laude distinction.
Justice Weinberg de Roca has a Masters Degree in Private International Law, granted by the Max-Planck-Institut of Hamburg, Germany.
She speaks Spanish, English, German and French, is married and has one son.
Lawyer and Judge
Ines Monica Weinberg de Roca worked as an independent lawyer in Buenos Aires, before being appointed National Civil Trial Judge in 1993 by then President Carlos Saul Menem.
In 2000, she won a contest organized by the Buenos Aires Government and became an Appeals Judge at the newly-created Administrative, Contentious and Tributary Courts .
Justice Ines Monica Weinberg de Roca served as an Advisor on International Law at the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She represented Argentina at various conferences and symposia and was Argentina's representative at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law.
In 2002, Argentina appointed Ines Monica Weinberg de Roca as its candidate for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She won that positions's election, which was held at the UN General Assembly in January 2003.
On May 26, 2003, Justice Ines Weinberg de Roca sworn in as Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, based in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania.
Since the ICTR has two representatives at the shared Appeals Chamber (together with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia), Justice Weinberg de Roca was designated as a member of the Appeals Chamber on June 4, 2003, and thus she became a permanent Judge of the ICTY, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
In the fall of 2005, Justice Ines Weinberg de Roca transferred back to the ICTR and has been Presiding Judge in the trials of, among others Protais Zigiranyirazo, aka Mr. Z and Simon Bikindi. In December 2008 she delivered the judgments in the cases against Simon Bikindi and Protais Zigiranyirazo.
Justice Weinberg de Roca's short CV, in English
Justice Weinberg de Roca's short CV, in French
ICTY's official website
ICTR's official website
Ines Weinberg de Roca: el desafio de hacer justicia despues del horror, La Nacion, Buenos Aires, March 22, 2009 (Spanish)
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