Judge Fatoumata Dembélé Diarra


President of the Council of the Université des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques de Bamako (Mali). Former First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Prior to her current position, Judge Diarra was a Member of the Constitutional Court of Mali. From 2003 to 2012, Judge Diarra was a judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC).  From 2009 to 2012, Judge Diarra was the First Vice-President of the ICC. From 2001 to 2003, she was judge ad litem at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Prior to her international experience, Judge Diarra was an Examining Magistrate, a Deputy Public Prosecutor, the President of the Criminal Chamber and Chamber of Assize of the Court of Appeal of Bamako, and the National Director of the Department of Justice of Mali. She is a graduate of the École Nationale de la Magistrature de Paris and holds a Masters of Laws. Judge Diarra is a very active, both nationally and internationally, participant in civil society with a special focus on issues relating to women and law, women and peace, and the rights of children.