Daryl A. Mundis was appointed as Registrar of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in July 2013. He had been serving as Acting Registrar since 18 April, following the departure of Herman von Hebel. Mr. Mundis first joined the STL on 24 August 2009 as Chief of Prosecutions.
Prior to joining the Tribunal, he spent more than a decade at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. As a Senior Prosecuting Trial Attorney with the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTY, he was the lead prosecutor in a number of high profile cases, including the Šešelj and Delić cases. Previously, he was a trial attorney on the Galić (Siege of Sarajevo), Foča, and Keraterm Camp cases; he also worked as the international humanitarian law adviser on the Kosovo component of the Milošević case. Prior to joining the ICTY Prosecution in November 1999, he was an Associate Legal Officer in the Chambers of ICTY President Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, where he worked extensively on matters involving the Security Council and State compliance issues, in addition to providing legal advice on matters of international humanitarian law.
Before joining the ICTY, he served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate's General (JAG) Corps in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and London, holding a number of billets, including prosecutor, defence counsel and legal adviser.
Mr. Mundis earned a Ph.D. in international law (dissertation: law of naval exclusion zones) from the London School of Economics (LSE), University of London; LL.M. with merit (LSE); J.D. with honors in foreign and comparative law (Columbia Law School); Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in international security studies (Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs); and B.A. magna cum laude in International Studies and Russian Area Studies (Manhattanville College). He has published extensively on issues relating to international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law and international courts and tribunals.