Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou

Nationality: Benin (African States)

Term: -

Assumed full-time duty:

Elected from: List B on

Assigned to: Pre-Trial Division

Current chamber: Pre-Trial Chamber A, Trial Chamber IV, Pre-Trial Chamber I, Trial Chamber I

President of the Pre-Trial Division: 10/04/2019

Biography

Judge as of 11 March 2018, for a term of nine years. 

Prior to joining the ICC in 2018, Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou spent 12 years at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), as Chair of the Commission (2009-2012), and as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders in Africa (2005- 2009 and 2012 -2017).

She has been a member of several United Nations commissions of inquiries on human rights violations, and chaired the joint working group on special procedures of the United Nations and the African Commission on human and people's rights. In 2011, she was appointed as judge at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Author or co-author of several publications, she has been a professor at the University of Abomey - Calavi, in Benin. She holds a joint post-graduate degree (DEA) from the Universities of Maastricht (Netherlands), Lomé (Togo) and Bhutan as well as a university degree in Common Law from the University of Lyon 3 (France). She also obtained a Master's Degree in Business Law and Judicial Careers from the National University of Benin.

She has also obtained several diplomas in the area of international human rights law (1993-2002) at the African Institute of Human Rights in Banjul, René Cassin Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France; and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome.

Judge Alapini-Gansou was admitted to the Benin Bar in 1986. She worked for the Association Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) Belgium on the project "Justice for all in Rwanda" in 2001. She is also member of the International Criminal Bar.

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Situation and Cases

Current situations and cases:
The Prosecutor v. Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett - Pre-Trial Chamber A (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain - Trial Chamber IV
Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in Libya - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in the Republic of Mali - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in Gabon - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation on Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in the State of Palestine - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh/Republic of the Union of Myanmar - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in the Plurinational State of Bolivia - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in Georgia - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela I - Pre-Trial Chamber I
Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela II - Pre-Trial Chamber I
The Prosecutor v. Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled - Pre-Trial Chamber I
The Prosecutor v. Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli - Pre-Trial Chamber I
The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi - Pre-Trial Chamber I
The Prosecutor v. Sylvestre Mudacumura - Pre-Trial Chamber I
The Prosecutor v. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman ("Ali Kushayb") - Trial Chamber I
Past situations and cases:
The Prosecutor v. Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Sylvestre Mudacumura - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled - Pre-Trial Chamber I ( 16 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain - Trial Chamber IV ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang - Trial Chamber IV ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta - Trial Chamber IV ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
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 )
The Prosecutor v. Paul Gicheru - Pre-Trial Chamber A ( 11 December 2020 - 22 July 2021 ) (Presiding)