Monday, November 29, 2010

All-woman bench

Watched an excerpt of opening day at the Bemba trial (prior post), available in French on the International Criminal Court's YouTube channel.
Couldn't miss the rare all-woman Trial Chamber.
Presiding is Judge Sylvia Steiner (far right), who was a national judge in Brazil before she joined the ICC in 2003.
Also on the panel are Judges Joyce Aluoch (above, middle), who was a Justice on the Court of Appeal of Kenya before her 2003 election to the ICC, and Kuniko Ozaki (right) of Japan, who had been a law professor, a government official, and a U.N. officer before joining the ICC in January of this year.

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