IZUAKO, Justice Nkemdilim Amelia

Hon. Justice


Nkemdilim Amelia

Hon. Justice Izuako received her law degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State. She has taught law at Nnamdi Azikwe University and at the Gambia Technical Institute. Justice Izuako became a judge in 1998 when she was appointed to the courts of Anambra State. She later was appointed to the High Court of Nigeria, where she served until 2003. From 2004 to 2006, she served as a judge on the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Gambia. Justice Izuako worked for more than two decades in the Nigerian judiciary, including working with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to put together a Judicial Ethics Training Manual for the Nigerian judiciary. In 2006, she was appointed to the High Court of Solomon Islands (where she was the first female judge). In each of these jurisdictions, and as a judge of a court of general jurisdiction, Justice Izuako handled labour and administrative law matters. In 2009, she was appointed as one of the judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT). The tribunal, which is located in Nairobi, New York and Geneva, works to improve the UN’s system of dealing with internal grievances and disciplinary cases. Justice Izuako is based in Nairobi Kenya. Justice Izuako who sees herself as an advocate for women’s rights and development, assisted in mentoring legal professionals in Solomon Islands and helped to develop their potential to hold high judicial office. Outside the courtroom, Justice Izuako worked to assist social development by mobilising local women to form the Honiara Women’s Initiative, which undertakes micro-projects for the economic and social empowerment of women and girls.
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President, Judges at the United Nations Tribunal

Previous Appointments:

– Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikwe University;

– Lecturer, Gambian Technical Institute;

– Judge, Court, Anambra State, 1998;

– Judge, High Court of Nigeria, 2003;

– Judge, High Court and Court of Appeal of Gambia, 2004-2006 ;

– Judge, High Court of Solomon Island, 2006;

– Judge, United Nations Dispute Tribunal, (UNDT) 2009

– Member, Board of Truetees, Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN)

Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State

– United Nations (UN)

– Awarded, McArthur Funds for Leadership development

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