April L. Carter

Ms. Carter is a licensed attorney with over twenty years of experience specializing in complex litigation with a focus on administrative law, criminal law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and child welfare.

Before serving as the Co-Registrar of the IUSCT, Ms. Carter served as an attorney with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2005-2015. She represented the Office of the Prosecutor through oral and written advocacy at both trial and appeal and in project management in cases involving command responsibility of military, police and political leaders indicted for war crimes (cases: Milutinovic et al.; Perisic; Stanisic and Simatovic; Mladic; Prlic et al.). These cases relate to ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo, the shelling of Zagreb, the siege of Sarajevo, and the Srebrenica genocide. She also served in the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor providing verbal and written advice to senior management, training, and program management.

From 1999-2005, Ms. Carter was an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. During this time, Ms. Carter served as counsel requiring daily court appearances in trials before a jury, trials before the court, and motion hearings. In addition, she represented the state’s interests in negotiations and binding mediations. She specialized in child abuse and neglect cases which drew upon her expertise in criminal, family, and juvenile law as well as deep-rooted underlying social and psychological issues including poverty, domestic violence, gender violence, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Since 2010, Ms. Carter has represented staff members within international organizations, including the ICTY, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and throughout the United Nations in administrative law and disciplinary matters as counsel. She has also conducted investigations and provided training to various organizations in administrative law matters.