Sunday 19th May 2024

Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone

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Justice Benjamin Mutanga Itoe

Justice Benjamin Mutanga Itoe (Cameroon) was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Prior to joining the Special Court, he was was Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Cameroon, and President of the Court’s administrative branch.

Judge Itoe became Procurator General of the Bamenda Judicial Province in 1972, a post he held for nine years. During that time he was a member of the country’s National Law Reform Commission and helped draft Cameroon’s Criminal Procedure Code.

In 1983 he became Deputy Director of Control of Judicial Services in the Ministry of Justice for the whole country.

From 1984, Justice Itoe held a series of ministerial positions in the Government of Cameroon, including Minister of Transport in 1984, Minister of Justice in 1985 and Minister of Tourism in 1989. In 1998 he was appointed as a Supreme Court judge.

Judge Itoe was conferred with the honour of Cameroonian Knight of the National Order of Valour in 1985 and Officer of The National Order of Valour in 1997.