President, Constitutional Court, 1998-2006
Domitile Barancira received her law degree from the University of Burundi. From there, she started her career as a judge on the Burundi Court during the years of 1983 to 1996. In addition to serving on the Burundi Court, she simultaneously held the position of Deputy Chair of the Supreme Court in 1992-1996. Following this role, Honorable Domitille Barancira served as the Chair of the Bujumbura Appeals Court for two years. After leaving this position, Barancira became the Chair of the Constitutional Court in Burundi. The Constitutional Court is the ultimate authority for Burundi’s constitutional law. It is Burundi’s second highest court. In addition to being the President of the court, Barancira also worked as the Chairwoman of the Commission of Reform and Modernization of the Burundian Justice System. She was appointed to be the Chair of the Constitutional Court for the years 1998 until 2006. Domitille Barancira was the Ambassador of Burundi to Germany following her career within the judicial sector and public service. Following her appointment to the ambassador position for Burundi in 2007, she has since engaged in discussions revolving around climate change and African nationalism. This Ambassadorship ended in 2010 and the former ambassador and President of the Court has since retired.