Lecture on "The International Criminal Court, an Insider's Perspective" by Judge Akua Kuenyehia
Monday 16 May 13.00 hrs. Venue: room B017, KOG
Judge at the ICC as of 11 March 2003, for a term of three years and re-elected in 2006 for a further term of nine years. Assigned to the Appeals Division. Judge Kuenyehia was the First Vice-President of the Court from 11 March, 2003 until 11 March, 2009. Before her election as a judge, she was Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana. During her time at that university, she taught criminal law, gender and the law, international human rights law and public international law. She was coordinator of a research project entitled ‘Women and Law in Anglophone West Africa’, which covered Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. She has written three books and numerous academic publications on gender and the law, family law and international human rights. Judge Kuenyehia is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She has experience as a solicitor, advocate and human rights expert, and in criminal law and procedure. She also has experience as an administrator and has expertise in gender and the law, international human rights issues and was a member of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The lecture is organized by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development, in collaboration with the Association for Law and Administration in Developing Countries (Aladin)