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JUDGE KHALIDA RACHID KHAN (Pakistan)
Member, Appeals Chamber

Judge Khalida Rachid Khan has been serving as Judge of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda since July 2003 and as Tribunal’s Vice-President since May 2007 until 27 May 2011, when she was elected President of the ICTR. Judge Khan is Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber III.

Judge Khan was born on 25 September 1949 in Peshawar Pakistan. She was inducted in provincial Judiciary in 1974 on North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as a first lady Civil Judge. She stepped up the ladder very fast by becoming a Senior Civil Judge, District & Sessions Judge and elevated as a Judge of High Court Peshawar [Pakistan] in June 1994. She had the privilege to be the first lady Judge of Pakistan in the Superior Judiciary. She also held many administrative positions, such as Registrar of the Peshawar High Court, and other Secretarial positions in the Justice and Law Department, NWFP.

She is a member of the International Association of Women Judges, USA and attended many international conferences. She contributed a paper at the Asia/South Pacific Regional Judicial Colloquium in Hong Kong on May 20th 1996 titled "Women and Human Rights in the Asia/Pacific Region, A perspective from South Asia." She also presented a paper on "Judicial Creativity in Action" in Dublin, Ireland at the 6th Biennial Conference of International Association of Women Judges in May 2002. She has extensively worked to eradicate Child Labor in Pakistan and South Asia.