Hon. Arlette Ramaroson


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Country: Madagascar

Court:
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Elected in 2011

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Vice President of the ICTR (2005 – 2007)
Judge, ICTR (2001 – 2011)

Positions Held:
Commissioner of Human Rights, elected by Presidential decree
Director of International Relations at the Ministry of Justice in Madagascar
Taught civil and criminal law at the University of Madagascar
Member of the governing body of the Supreme Court
Acting President of the Supreme Court Criminal Division
President of Criminal Division in the Criminal Court of Appeals in Antanarivo
Examining Magistrate and Judge for the Criminal Court of Appeals
Deputy State Prosecutor in Diego Suarez, Madagascar

Other Experience:
Co-founder of the Pan-African Christian Women’s Alliance (PACWA) in Madagascar
Member of the preparatory committee on the establishment of an International Criminal Court
Represented Madagascar at the 55th and 56th Sessions of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva in 1999 and 2000

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Law (1973)


In 1973, Judge Ramaroson received her Bachelor’s degree in Law. In 1974, she served as Deputy State Prosecutor in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. In 1975, she became Examining Magistrate and Judge for the Criminal Court of Appeals. Then, in 1978, she became President of Criminal Division in the Criminal Court of Appeals in Antanarivo. In 1990, she became a member of the governing body of the Supreme Court. She also became Acting President of the Supreme Court Criminal Division. In 1995, she began teaching civil and criminal law in the University of Madagascar. In 1998, she became Director of International Relations at the Ministry of Justice in Madagascar. Then, in 1999, she was elected Commissioner of Human Rights by Presidential decree. In 2001, she was elected as judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and from 2005-2007, she served as Vice President. She continued to serve as Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda until 2011. She has been a member of the ICTY since then. Additionally, she was the Co-founder of the Pan-African Christian Women’s Alliance (PACWA) in Madagascar, was a member of the preparatory committee on the establishment of an International Criminal Court, and represented Madagascar at the 55th and 56th Sessions of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva in 1999 and 2000.

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