The United Nations Secretary – General Mr. Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mr. Bongani Majola as the new Registrar of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda effective 1 January 2013 for a term of four years or until the closure of the ICTR, whichever is sooner.
Mr. Majola, former Deputy Prosecutor of the Tribunal, holds an L.L.B from the University of Zululand in South Africa and an L.L.M from Harvard University in the United States of America.
Prior to accepting the position of ICTR Deputy Prosecutor, which he has held since January 2003, Mr. Majola served as the Executive Director of the Legal Research Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also brings numerous years of experience as District Court Magistrate and as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Limpopo.
The President of the Tribunal Judge Vagn Joensen has congratulated Mr. Majola and stated that he is looking forward to working with him closely in his new role. He has added that he is confident that his pre-eminent experience will be a great asset to the Tribunal during this important phase of the ICTR mandate as it nears closure.