Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright PCNZM DBE QSO DStJ (nee Poulter, * 7. November 1943 in Dunedin , New Zealand ) was a judge at the High Court (Supreme Court) and from April 2001 to August 2006 the second female Governor-General of New Zealand .
She graduated from the University of Otago with a bachelor's degree in law in 1967 . In 1989 she became the first female judge in New Zealand's Chief District Court and in 1993 she became the first woman to appear in the New Zealand High Court . The University of Waikato awarded her an honorary doctorate in 1994 .
Since 2006 Cartwright has been one of ten international judges at the hybrid criminal court dealing with the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 , the Extraordinary Chambers at the Courts of Cambodia based in Phnom Penh .
- Official Biography (English)
- List of honorary doctorates from the University of Waikato
- Trial Chamber - Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia - accessed August 8, 2011.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cartwright, Silvia Rose (full name); Poulter, Silvia Rose (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||New Zealand Judge and Governor General of New Zealand|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 7, 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dunedin|