31 MARCH - 01 APRIL 2014
The Honorable Adama Dieng was appointed in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. For more than 11 years, Mr. Dieng was Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Dieng was for ten years the Secretary General of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists. Mr. Dieng is a well-acclaimed expert and lecturer on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and produced also the draft of the African Convention to fight Corruption. He is a member of Africa Leadership Forum, and former Board Member of various institutions, including the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the San Remo Institute of Humanitarian Law, and the René Cassin Institute of Human Rights. He is Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project.