Nationality: Democratic Republic of the Congo (the) (African States)
Term: 11 March 2015 - 11 March 2024
Assumed full-time duty: 1 May 2016
Elected from: List B on 10 March 2015
Assigned to: Pre-Trial Division
Previously assigned to: Pre-Trial Division (11 March 2012 - 16 March 2021)
Current chamber: Trial Chamber X, Trial Chamber VIII, Pre-Trial Chamber II
Judge as of 11 March 2015 for a term of nine years.
Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (1956) studied law and political science in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in Nancy and Strasbourg (France) and in Geneva (Switzerland).
After receiving his doctorate in International Law from the University of Geneva in 1995, he served first as a Legal Officer and Chief of the Judicial Proceedings Support Unit at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha (Tanzania), from 1996 to 2001, and later as a Trial Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (Netherlands), from 2006 to date without interruption.
Judge Mindua was also Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Swiss Confederation in Bern (Switzerland) and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, from 2001 to 2006. During his tenure in Geneva, Dr Mindua held a number of multilateral posts, including Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Chairman of the Group of 77 and China, and Coordinator of the Group of 21 at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.
Judge Mindua is also a Professor at the Universities of Kinshasa and Geneva. He teaches public international law and international criminal law.