1947 – Born on the 9th of February in Lugano, Switzerland.
1972 – Del Ponte studied law in Bern and Geneva, as well as in Britain. She obtained her LL.M.
1975 – Del Ponte joined a private law firm in Lugano, which she left to set up her own company.
1981 – She was appointed investigating magistrate, and later public prosecutor at the Lugano district attorney’s office.
1994 – Swiss attorney general.
1999 – Del Ponte joined the ICTY and ICTR to deal with war crimes as prosecutor.
1999 – Chief prosecutor of international war crimes tribunal for Rwanda.
– Chief prosecutor of international war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia.
2007 – On the 30th of January, Del Ponte announced she will resign her position as Chief Prosecutor at the ICTY. she stated it ‘is time to return to normal life.