Silvia Cartwright

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Silvia Cartwright, 2011

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 .

In 1989 she was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 2001 as Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit . She is married.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ List of honorary doctorates from the University of Waikato
  2. Trial Chamber - Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia - accessed August 8, 2011.