Stella Dimoko UN Secetary-General Appoints Dr.Olufemi Elias Of Nigeria As Assistant Sec-General And Registrar Of UN MICT


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Monday, December 05, 2016

UN Secetary-General Appoints Dr.Olufemi Elias Of Nigeria As Assistant Sec-General And Registrar Of UN MICT

United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Dr. Olufemi Elias of Nigeria as UN Assistant Secretary General and Registrar of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT). 

Until this appointment, Dr. Elias served in various legal positions in intergovernmental organizations. He served as the Legal Adviser and a Director of the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). 

He also served as the Executive Secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal in Washington D.C. Prior to that he held various positions in the UN. Dr. Elias is an Associate member of the Institut de Droit International. He is a Visiting Professor of International Law at Queen Mary University of London.

 He is also Secretary General of the African Association of International Law and an Executive Member of the American Society of International Law. A member of the Nigerian Bar, Dr. Elias holds a law degree from the University of Oxford, an LLM from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from University College London.

The MICT was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), after the completion of their respective mandates.

Reacting to this appointment, the President of the MICT, Judge Theodor Meron said he looked forward to working closely with Dr. Elias towards ensuring that the court serves as a model of best practices, being efficient and effective as it carries out the functions entrusted to it.

Dr. Elias will replace John Hocking of Australia who previously served in this position.

WOW!..Congrats Dr Elias


  1. ...just remembered one of ma lecturer that lecturers call ban-ki-moon...died months ago...RIP sir...

  2. This is good

    Congratulations 😤 Sir


  3. That's my Uncle!A family of brilliant lawyers where almost all hold a PhD from UK universities. His elder brother is also a SAN. Their father used to be the president of the World Court (The Hague) before he passed on. A very brilliant lawyer, well connected and Disciplined! Am proud of you uncle...all the best

    1. Wetin be world court. It's called international court of justice. ICJ

    2. True like father like son. All brilliant except Yeside.

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  4. Congrats to him

    Black people re intelligent people.

    If only our government will stop being selfish , greedy nd work towards the betterment of this country. I believe that before you know it, nigeria will become a small london full of opportunities.

    But triblism, eye service, sentiments nd illiteracy among the youths and the govt wont allow such to exist. Every one wants to support their own whether the person is Good or bad. Just the way an old /weak man was elected to be the president and since he went to aso rock, i have not seen anything he has achieved since he became the so called president.

    It is well.

    1. You are right, stupid nd Greedy leaders who are close to the maker won't leave government for the young

  5. that is good. thank you for the rep.

  6. Congratulations. I hope the appointment will last because Ban Ki-mon tenure end at the end of this month.

  7. Congratulations Sir! I am very glad hearing this news. We need this encouragement to keep on striving for the best though this country is in a mess but one day, sound minds must be used to move this country to our expected place.


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