Judge Sanji Monageng

Sanji Monageng is Botswana’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa. She was appointed a Judge of the Southern African Development Community Administrative Tribunal in 2019. The same year, she became the founder President of the Competition and Consumer Tribunal of Botswana (2019). Before that, she was a judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, serving from 2012 to 2015 as Vice President of the Court.

Previously, Judge Monageng was as an expert High Court Judge in the Kingdom of Swaziland, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and prior to this, she was a Judge of the High Court of the Republic of the Gambia in the same capacity.  She began her legal career as a Magistrate in Botswana.

Judge Monageng was a member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights appointed by the African Union, between 2003 and 2009, and was appointed as the Commission’s Chair in November 2007. She served as Deputy Chief Litigation Officer in the United Nations Observer Mission to South Africa in 1994.

Judge Monageng served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Botswana for many years. She has expertise in women’s human rights issues, indigenous peoples and communities and children, among other issues, and is a member of the International Association of Women Judges and the International Commission of Jurists.

Judge Monageng has been an ICMP Commissioner since May 2017.