A Justice of the Court of Appeal and prolific author of legal texts, Dominic Dennis Adjei, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Committee is the body responsible for nominating judges of the ICC.
The trainer of judges was elected by consensus and will serve a three-year renewable term with four others from Italy, Serbia, Finland and France.
The election of the five to the Advisory Committee on Nomination of Judges to the Hague headquartered ICC occurred at the State Parties 7th plenary meeting of the 20th session.
The Court is the only permanent international court with jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression in December 2021.
Justice Dominic Dennis Adjei becomes the first Ghanaian judge to be a member of the sensitive body of the ICC with the mandate to recruit judges for the international court.
The Court of Appeal judge who has double Master of Laws Degrees with one in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of London in the United Kingdom has been Director of the Judicial Training Institute (JTI), which provides continuing legal education for Judges in Ghana.
Justice Dominic Dennis Adjei was also Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the faculties of law of the University of Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The astute jurist and academic with recognized competencies in many fields of law has many publications to his credit including six legal textbooks.