Judge Robert Fremr( Czech Republic) was sworn in as ad litem judge at a ceremony held today at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The ceremony was administered by the Tribunal’s President, Judge Erik Møse and witnessed by the Registrar, Mr. Adama Dieng, representing the United Nations Secretary-General. Judge Fremrreplaces Judge Flavia Lattanzi ( Italy).
Before joining the ICTR, Judge Fremr (49) was a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic (from 2004). Before that, he was a Judge at the High Court in Prague (Penal Section), where he served since 1989 as Judge and in 1992 became Presiding Judge. He was also the Chairman of the Appellate Panel of the High Court (Penal Section). Previously, Judge Fremr was a Judge of the Court of Appeal in Prague (Penal Section) since 1986, and a Judge of the District Court in Prague from 1983 to 1986.
Judge Fremr has also been a teacher of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, and a lecturer on Human Rights at courses for judicial practitioners and judges, organized by the Judicial Academy of the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic.