Thursday, April 8, 2010
Nancy Paterson, a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, died this week at her home in Bethesda, Maryland.
She had been a prosecutor at the ICTY from 1994 to 2001, leading a team of more than 50 lawyers and investigators who gathered evidence for the Slobodan Milosevic case. She co-wrote the indictment against Milosevic, which marked the first time that a sitting head of state had been indicted by an international criminal tribunal.
The cause of death was reported in the New York Times as ovarian cancer. She is survived by her mother and sister. We extend our condolences to her family, friends, and former co-workers in the Hague.