Monday, 19 December 2011

Chile Eboe-Osuji



49 year old Chile is Nigeria's first Judge of the International Criminal Court. Chile who was elected on December 12 2011 got 102 votes to pick up the final vacant seat, and also eventually got the highest number of votes cast for any of the 18 contestants.

Eboe-Osuji, who is enrolled both at the Nigerian and Canadian bars is currently the Legal Advisor of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and before that he was the Head of Chambers for the UN International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda. This is his second attempt at the ICC Judgeship having stood also in 2008 ICC elections.


Osuji who hails from Imo State has a Doctor of Laws (PhD) degree [in international criminal law] from the University of Amsterdam. He is married, with three children.

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