Judge Péter Kovács

Nationality: Hungary (Eastern Europe)

Term: -

Assumed full-time duty:

Elected from: List B on

Assigned to: Pre-Trial Division

Current chamber: Trial Chamber V, Trial Chamber II, Pre-Trial Chamber I, Trial Chamber IX

Biography

Judge as of 11 March 2015 for a term of nine years. 

Judge Kovács (1959), after graduation from the Law School of the Attila József University (Szeged), made postgradual studies in France (Nancy, Centre Européen Universitaire). After his return to Hungary, he began his academic carrier, first as a lecturer at the University of Miskolc then as head of department of international law in Miskolc and in Budapest, at the Péter Pázmány Catholic University. He is a PhD, dr. habil, and D.Sc. He also served as a diplomat at the Hungarian Embassy in paris between 1990-1994 and was head of the department of human rights & minority law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998-1999. As a governmental expert, he participated in the drafting of the European Charter of Regional or Minority Languages and the Framework-convention for the Protection of National Minorities, both elaborated under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Between 2005-2014, he was judge of the Hungarian Constitutional Court. He is the author of international law manuals, books and articles on minority protection, human rights, international humanitarian law and comparative international jurisprudence. He is a member of the Société Française pour le Droit International, the International Law Association and the Institut International des Droits de l'Homme. He lectured as a visiting professor at several universities of France (Paris II, Paris XI, Nantes, Montpellier), Germany (Regensburg) and the United States (Denver). He was decorated with the Ordre National du Mérite of the French Republic. He is married and has three daughters.

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Situation and Cases

Current situations and cases:
The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona - Trial Chamber V
The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga - Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo - Trial Chamber II
The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda - Trial Chamber II
Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in Libya - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in the Republic of Mali - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in Gabon - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation on Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in the State of Palestine - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh/Republic of the Union of Myanmar - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in the Plurinational State of Bolivia - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in Georgia - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela I - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela II - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Sylvestre Mudacumura - Pre-Trial Chamber I (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen - Trial Chamber IX
Past situations and cases:
The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2015 - 16 March 2018 )
The Prosecutor v. Simone Gbagbo - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2015 - 16 March 2018 )
The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2015 - 2 May 2016 )
Situation on Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2015 - 20 March 2018 )
The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo - Trial Chamber II ( 17 March 2015 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga - Trial Chamber II ( 17 May 2015 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Sylvestre Mudacumura - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 21 August 2015 - 16 March 2018 )
Situation in Georgia - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 8 October 2015 - 20 March 2018 )
The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen - Trial Chamber IX ( 2 May 2016 - 9 June 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 24 April 2017 - 16 March 2018 )
The Prosecutor v. Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 15 August 2017 - 16 March 2018 )
The Prosecutor v. Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 ) (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 ) (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 ) (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Sylvestre Mudacumura - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 ) (Presiding)
Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in Libya - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in the Republic of Mali - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation in Georgia - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2020 )
Situation in the Gabonese Republic - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
Situation on Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 21 March 2018 - 21 November 2019 ) (Presiding)