The Head of the Mechanism

Ms. Marchi-Uhel is the first Head of the Mechanism established by the General Assembly on 21 December 2016. She brings to the position more than 27 years of experience in the judiciary and in public service — including with the United Nations — in the fields of criminal law, transitional justice and human rights. Since 2015, she has been the Ombudsperson for the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities. Previously a judge in France, Ms. Marchi-Uhel served in the same capacity with the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She was Senior Legal Officer and Head of Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and also held legal positions in France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with United Nations peacekeeping missions. Ms. Marchi-Uhel holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Caen.

The Deputy Head of the Mechanism

Ms. Jarvis took up her position as Deputy Head of the Mechanism in December 2017. She has worked in the international criminal justice field for over 17 years, most recently as Deputy to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT). Prior to serving at the ICTY and MICT, she worked in legal practice in Australia, as well as with the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women. In addition to a legal career spanning 23 years, Ms. Jarvis brings to the role extensive expertise on issues concerning gender and armed conflict. She has co-authored two books on this subject and she also initiated and coordinates the Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Network established within International Association of Prosecutors in 2015. Ms. Jarvis is also a Co-Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s War Crimes Committee. Ms. Jarvis holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Toronto as well as degrees in law and economics from the University of Adelaide.