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Zambian Judge reappointed to serve on the UN Criminal Tribunals

General News Zambian Judge reappointed to serve on the UN Criminal Tribunals

A Zambian Judge has been reappointed to serve on the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals for a term of two years beginning July 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2022.

United Nations Secretary General AntĂłnio Guterres has reappointed Judge Prisca Matimba Nyambe to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals also known as the
Mechanism.

Judge Matimba Nyambe, an Advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zambia is among the 25 high profile jurists on the International Residual Mechanism Criminal Tribunals judicial roster that includes Judge Carmel Agius from Malta who is the President of the Mechanism.

She was first elected to serve on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunal in 2011 after serving as General Counsel to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) from 2002 to 2006.

The UN Secretary General, Mr Guterres announced in a letter to the General Assembly that he had reappointed Judge Matimba Nyambe who is among the six (6) female jurists from the 25 members who have been appointed to serve on the global criminal Court.

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, also referred to as the Mechanism, is an international court which was established by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2010.

It was formed with the mandate to perform the remaining functions of the International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

The two criminal Courts were established for the purpose to investigate and prosecute
individuals responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

This is according to a statement issued by Wallen Simwaka, the First Secretary Press Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations.

12 COMMENTS

  1. With good leadership Zambians can shine in science, law, music or art engineering name it. We are great citizens. It’s just our politicians who are embarrassing

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  2. Sounds interesting but will say it anyway ………this is one of the two Zambians in the diaspora recently profiled to be doing high profile jobs outside the country. Both come from tribes not closely associated with the current ruling Party. Maybe ruling a elite don’t like ‘clever Zambians’ to be working for the Govt? Said as a joke, don’t crucify me 🙂

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    • “come from tribes not closely associated with the current ruling Party” Who associates the parties with tribes? Its you who wants to identify tribes with certain political parties and when you become a politician if you aren’t already, you tell followers this party is for your tribe, you make tribe your rallying point. Why cant you just see a Zambian here?
      There is a fire in the country. Its called tribalism. The logs in the fire are the citizens. It looks like the fire will burn only if the logs want to get burnt.

  3. She not of the caliber of the people in the current Con (man) court.
    Not all judges are compromised

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  4. Very good and I am particularly happy because she’s not from the ConCourt, Zambia’s confused Court

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