Judge Sanji Monageng

Sanji Monageng has been a Judge of the International Criminal Court in The Hague since 11 March 2009. She served as a Judge of the Pre Trial Division from 2009 until March 2012, when she was appointed a Judge of the Appeals Division. She also served as the First  Vice President of the Court from March 2012 to March 2015. Previously, Judge Monageng served as an expert High Court Judge in the Kingdom of Swaziland, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Prior to this, she served as 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 Chairperson 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 became an ICMP Commissioner in May 2017.