Judge William Hussein Sekule sworn in as member of the Appeals Chamber
Judge William H. Sekule
Judge William H. Sekule from the United Republic of Tanzania was today sworn in as a new permanent Judge to the ICTY and assigned to the Appeals Chamber. Judge Sekule’s appointment brings the total of number of permanent ICTY Judges to 19.
Judge William H. Sekule joins the Appeals Chamber from the Trial Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda where he has worked since May 1995. He served as Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber II from June 1995 to June 1999 and again since June 2001.
Judge Sekule was born in 1944. Before joining the Tribunal, he was State Attorney, Senior State Attorney and Principal State Attorney from 1970 to 1979 in the Attorney General’s Chambers of Tanzania. He was Director of Public Prosecutions in the United Republic of Tanzania from October 1979 to April 1987 and Judge of the High Court of Tanzania from April 1987 to June 2004. Judge Sekule was a member of the Board of the Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam (1978-1987) and a member of the Police and Prison Service Commission from 1978-1987. He participated in the meetings of the 6th and 7th United Nations Congress on The Prevention of Crime and The Treatment of Offenders, in 1980 and 1985, respectively, in Caracas (Venezuela) and Milan (Italy). He also attended the Preparatory Meeting for the Africa Region for the 7th United Nations Congress on The Prevention of Crime and The Treatment of Offenders in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in 1983, where he was also elected one of the Vice-Chairmen of the meeting. Judge Sekule attended the 39th (1983) and 40th (1984) sessions of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva (Switzerland) as Deputy Leader of the Delegation of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Judge Sekule graduated in Law from the University College of Dar es Salaam of the University of East Africa (1970).