Deputy Co-Prosecutor at KR Tribunal Is Recipient of Order of Australia

Bill Smith, an international deputy co-prosecutor at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, was named in the 2015 Australia Day honors list—released by Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove—as a recipient of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the law particularly through international justice tribunals and human rights organisations.”

According to an Australian government website that explains the honors system, the Order of Australia is awarded to outstanding Australians annually as “the pre-eminent way Australians recognise the achievements and service of their fellow citizens.”

Mr. Smith, who studied law in Australia, worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for 10 years before joining the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

He was also previously employed by the U.N. in East Timor.

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