In Summary
  • The Assembly of State Parties sitting in New York on Tuesday elected Justice Solome Bossa, a judge of Uganda’s Court of Appeal, after four rounds of voting.

  • Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said they worked hard to ensure she is elected.

A Ugandan judge has been elected to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Assembly of State Parties sitting in New York on Tuesday elected Justice Solome Bossa, a judge of Uganda’s Court of Appeal, after four rounds of voting.

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Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said they worked hard to ensure she is elected.

The ICC was created by the 2002 Rome Statute to try cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Africa, Mr Ayebare said, presented four candidates that “almost derailed Justice Bossa’s chances” for the six slots that were up for grabs.

Other judges who were elected were from Benin, Japan and Peru.

Justice Bossa’s election, according to Mr Ayebare, is important since the ICC is the world’s permanent court to adjudicate cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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