Another Judicial Win for Women of Africa: Judge Miatta Maria Samba Elected to the ICC Bench.

By J. Jarpa Dawuni, P.h.D.


Congratulations to Judge Miatta Maria Samba for her recent election to the bench of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This electoral outcome makes her the eighth woman from the continent of Africa to serve on the bench of the ICC. Judge Samba’s election is reminiscent of the recent re-election of Judge Julia Sebutinde to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as they both signal a big victory for gender diversity in international courts and tribunals. Judge Samba’s successful election further represents a victory for women legal professionals across the continent of Africa who are increasingly demonstrating their leadership acumen at both domestic and