Ghanaian judge and academic Sir Dennis Dominic Adjei has been appointed to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Adjei is to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Court, the body with the mandate to recruit judges for the international court, making him the first Ghanaian ever to occupy such a position.
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 Adjei was appointed alongside eight others to serve for a three-year term renewable upon completion. The complete list of appointed justices are:
1. Mr. Dennis Dominic Adjei (Ghana)
2. Mr. Julian Fernandez (France)
3. Ms. Lucy Muthoni Kambuni (Kenya)
4. Ms. Milica Kolakovic-Bojovic (Serbia)
5. Mr. Erkki Kourula (Finland)
6. Ms. Sanji Mmasenono Monageng (Botswana)
7. Mr. Mauro Politi (Italy)
8. Mr. Eduardo Rodriguez Veltze (Bolivia)
9. Mr. Sang-Hyun Song (Republic of Korea)
Justice Adjei was the 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.
He has many publications to his credit including six textbooks for legal training.