Judge with extensive knowledge on Islamic law; Global Muslim Women's Shura Council
Judge Ivana Hrdličková, a Czech national, began her career as a Judge in 1990, where she gained more than 20 years of experiences presiding over both civil and criminal law cases. She obtained her Juris Doctor in procedural law, from Charles University in Prague, where she later completed her PhD in International Law focussing on the relationship between international and Islamic law.
Throughout her career, Judge Hrdličková has developed specializations in criminal justice, transitional justice, rule of law, and human and women’s rights. She has lectured extensively on these topics with particular emphasis on Islamic law perspectives and has participated in various transitional justice and rule of law initiatives in the Euro Mediterranean region, including as an expert trainer to Tunisian and other judges and service as a Legal Expert for the Council of Europe.
Judge Hrdličková was appointed as a Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in November 2012. She was elected STL President on 19 February 2015 and has served in that role since 1 March 2015. She is an International Gender Champion, committed to ensuring the effective involvement of both women and men in addressing gender-based inequalities and promoting the mentoring of young professionals.