The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and its secretariat, the Wayamo Foundation, are extremely pleased to announce that Fatou Bensouda has joined the Group.
Ms. Bensouda has a long and distinguished career in international criminal law. From 2012- 2021, she was the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and had previously served as Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC (2004-2012) and worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Prior to her career in international law, Ms. Bensouda held the posts of Justice Minister and Attorney-General of The Gambia (1998-2000). In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Bensouda has received numerous accolades, including her nomination as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012 and the BBC’s 100 Women in 2015.
Ms. Bensouda will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the work of the AGJA. Needless to say, both the Group and Wayamo are delighted by Ms. Bensouda’s addition to the organisation and look forward to working with her to further justice and accountability efforts in Africa and beyond.