Thursday, March 15, 2012

In Honour of Registrar Adama Dieng

Dear Colleagues,
Fellow Jurists,

You are hereby invited to join us in compiling a series of articles in international criminal justice, human rights, civil society organizations, public international law and Senegalese law and cases in honour of the Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Mr Adama Dieng.

OVERVIEW: Those who have been following the work of ICTR keenly over the past decade, would be familiar with this consummate jurist. Mr Dieng has had a brilliant career in public service in his native Senegal and in international circles where he has served the cause of justice, with distinction.

Starting from Senegal where he served as the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mr Dieng went on to work with the International Commission for Jurists in Geneva where he rose from the ranks as legal officer to Secretary General of the Commission for over ten years. In that position, he militated for the advancement of human rights worldwide but more specifically in Africa. It is his relentless efforts in advocating for the marginalized and the oppressed and his unwavering belief in, and commitment to the rule of law, that prompted the UN Secretary General to appoint him to the office of ICTR Registrar, in 2001.

As ICTR Chief Executive Officer, Mr Dieng has distinguished himself as a committed high-ranking international civil servant bent on ensuring that the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms is pivotal in the administration of justice within nations and across the international scene. With dexterity, he has steered the Tribunal during its most difficult period as it grapples with adjusting work operations to comply with the completion strategy within a tight dateline, and achieving this without compromising the noble goal of the Tribunal, which is to render impartial and accessible justice to both victims and accused persons.

It is in recognition of Mr Dieng's distinguished career and contribution in administering international justice and promoting the rule of law that, we deemed it befitting to collect articles on what Mr Dieng has stood for and exemplified over the years at the service of the international community, in view of putting together a publication to honour his contribution to the cause of international justice.

AREAS OF INTEREST: Papers requested should deal with the following: public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law, constitutional law, international administrative law, civil society organizations, and Senegalese law & cases.

DEADLINE: Full contributions are expected by 30 June, 2012.

CONTACT PERSON: Charles R. Majinge,

- Roland Adjovi, Professor & Academic Director, Arcadia University, Tanzania
- Aatsa Atogho, Interpreter, UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha
- Jean-Pele Fomete, Registrar, United Nations Dispute Tribunal, Nairobi
- Charles R. Majinge, Doctoral Candidate, London School of Economics (LSE)

Source: Legal Scholarship Network

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