Justice Solome Bossa, a judge of Uganda’s Court of Appeal, has been elected as an International Criminal Court [ICC] judge.
Bossa was elected Tuesday by the Assembly of the State Parties sitting in New York, the United States.
The ICC was created by the 2002 Rome Statute to try cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said Justice Bossa’s election is important since the ICC is the world’s permanent court to adjudicate cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Uganda’s judiciary praised Justice Bossa for being a “highly accomplished judge…at the national, regional and international level”.
She joins Justice Julia Sebutinde who was elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2011.