The International Court of Justice (ICJ), on Thursday re-elected Mr. Jean-Pelé Fomété, of Cameroonian nationality, to the post of Deputy-Registrar, for a second term of office
A press release sent to Judicial Sketch on Friday from the ICJ indicated that Fomété was re-elected at a private meeting held on Thursday.
Mr. Jean-Pelé Fomété was first elected Deputy-Registrar of the Court on 11 February 2013, after having served as Registrar of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal in Nairobi from 2009 till 2013.
Prior to that, he was for seven years Programme Director in the Registry of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), having spent five years there as Legal Adviser and Special Assistant to the Registrar. Before joining the ICTR, he served, inter alia, as a Law Clerk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and as Chief of the United Nations Political and Legal Affairs Service at the Ministry of External Relations of Cameroon.
In accordance with Article 23 of the Rules of Court, Mr. Jean-Pelé Fomété will continue to serve as Deputy-Registrar of the ICJ for a term of seven years as from 1 April 2020.
The role of the Deputy-Registrar is to assist the Registrar and to act as Registrar in the latter’s absence.