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Sunday, 10 January 2016

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-SIERRA LEONEAN " ABDUL GADIRE KOROMA " IS A JURIST WHO SERVED TWO TERMS AS JUDGE AT THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Abdul Koroma


Judge Abdul Koroma
Judge of the International Court of Justice
In office
1994–2012
Personal details
Born29 September 1943
Alma materKiev State University
King's College London
Abdul Gadire Koroma (born 29 September 1943 in FreetownSierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean jurist who served two terms as judge at the International Court of Justice (from 1994 to 2012).
He was educated at Kiev State University where he took LLM (Hons), and at King's College London, where he took an M.Phil. in International Law with a thesis entitled The settlement of territorial and boundary disputes in central Africa. He also holds an honorary LLD from the University of Sierra Leone, and is an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.
Koroma was re-elected to the ICJ at the end of his first term, and was again a candidate for re-election in the ICJ judges election, 2011.[1] On the first day of voting, four candidates were elected (including the other three incumbents who were candidates) but the fifth position was not filled.[2] To be elected, successful candidates need an absolute majority in both the Security Council and the General Assembly. When voting adjourned, Koroma had received a majority of votes in the Security Council (9 out of 15),[3] but was just one vote short in the General Assembly (96 out of 193 votes, compared to 97 votes for the other remaining candidate, Julia Sebutinde).[4]
On 13 December 2011, in the final round of voting, Sebutinde obtained an absolute majority of votes in both the Security Council and the General Assembly. Therefore, Koroma's tenure on the court expired on 5 February 2012.[5]