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ICC Fatou Bom Bensouda bags UN Peace Award

Feb 9, 2015, 10:29 AM

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, has bagged the United Nations ‘Peace award’ given by the UN Association of Spain.

Information reaching APA early Thursday, confirmed that the Gambian-born legal expert is currently in Barcelona to receive what many pundits roundly hailed as a meritorious award well placed in view of Bensouda’s unwavering crusade for justice and human rights.

The award comes barely two weeks after Bensouda came under discussions in London after she was nominated at the UN WOMEN UK Chapter during the occasion of the UN global Celebration of Women & Men’s Engagement in Gender Equality.

Bensouda was among world personalities lined up for discussions based on their role in promoting the cause of justice and gender equality.

The UN UK Committee and the overwhelming audience nodded in affirmation as Bensouda’s long profile was read out cataloguing her role as the former Attorney General and Justice Minister of the Gambia; who rose to become the first African and more significantly, the first woman to head The Hague-based ICC.

The audience also underscored her previous long accomplishments backed by time-tested academic and professional excellence that make her a great role model for the upcoming generation of women aspiring to make their mark in leadership. 

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