“This victory is a vote of confidence in Uganda’s judiciary and diplomacy at the United Nations,” he said.

Uganda nominated Justice Bossa, whose judicial and legal work spans almost three decades, for being a “highly accomplished judge... at the national, regional and international level,” according to information on the Judiciary website.


“She has considerable exposure and experience in international judicial practice, international human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and constitutional law.”

Justice Bossa had also applied for Uganda’s deputy chief justice post but missed the interviews in Kampala because she was out of the country campaigning to be a judge of ICC.

She joins Justice Julia Sebutinde, elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a tight 2011 race, to represent Uganda at two key international courts.

Mr Ayebare coordinated Justice Sebutinde’s 2011 election as he has done for Justice Bossa on Tuesday.

Observers will be keenly watching the performance of Justice Bossa at The Hague considering that President Yoweri Museveni initially expressed reservations over ICC mandate and conduct.

However, he changed tune when ICC came looking for LRA leader Joseph Kony and other war criminals in Uganda.

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