Vice-President of the International Criminal Court to give keynote speech at PG colloquium on the 7th June.
Issued: Wed, 30 May 2012 14:48:00 BST
Organised by the School of Law at the University of Glasgow, in association with the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values at the University of Antwerp the conference will feature keynote speakers including Judge Sanji Monageng Attorney-Judge at the International Criminal Court at the Hague.
Judge Sanji Monageng
Judge as of 11 March 2009, for a term of nine years. First Vice-President of the Court as of 11 March 2012 for a term of three years.
Judge Monageng (1950) served as a High Court judge in the Kingdom of Swaziland, responsible for criminal and civil cases as well as constitutional matters before joining the International Criminal Court as a Commonwealth Expert. Prior to this, she served as a judge of the High Court of the Republic of the Gambia in the same capacity. She started her legal career as a Magistrate in Botswana. Judge Monageng has broad experience in the promotion and protection of human rights issues, having been a member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, appointed by the African Union, between 2003 and 2009, and was appointed as the Commission’s chairperson in November 2007. She has also chaired one of the special mechanisms of the Commission, the Follow-up Committee on torture, inhumane, degrading and other treatment. She also served as Deputy Chief Litigation Officer in the United Nations Observer Mission to South Africa in 1994. Judge Monageng served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Botswana for many years. She possesses expertise in women’s human rights issues, indigenous peoples and communities, torture and children, among others. She is a member of many international organisations including the International Association of Women Judges, the International Commission of Jurists and the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.