|Judge of the International Criminal Court|
11 March 2012
|Appointed by||Assembly of States Parties|
|Born||2 September 1962|
Chile Eboe-Osuji is a judge of the International Criminal Court, The Hague. He was elected on 16 December 2011 and sworn in on 9 March 2012. He was the Legal Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Judge Eboe-Osuji was born in Anara, Imo, Nigeria, on 2 September 1962. He obtained his bachelor of laws degree from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, master of laws degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and doctor of laws degree from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986 and practised briefly there. After obtaining his master of laws degree from McGill in 1991, he worked as a barrister in Canada, having been called to the Bar in Ontario and in British Columbia in 1993. From 1997 to 2005, he worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as prosecution counsel and senior legal officer to the judges of the tribunal. From 2005 to 2007, he worked in Canada as a barrister and law lecturer. Working for the Special Court for Sierra Leone as senior prosecution appeals counsel in 2007/08 and returning to the ICTR from 2008 to 2010 as Head of Chambers, he became the Legal Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2010., and held a cross-appointment as the principal prosecution appeals counsel at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, in the case of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia. He has authored two books and numerous law journal articles in international law.
On 16 December 2011, he was elected as a judge of the International Criminal Court. He won the office in the fifteenth ballot in the Assembly of States Parties with 102 votes. He took office on 11 March 2012.
- CV at the ICC's website. Retrieved 16 December 2011.