Dr. Robert Eno is a national from the Republic of Cameroon. He was recruited to the Registry of the Court, as Deputy Registrar in July 2010, and appointed in January 2011 to serve as Acting Registrar. In January 2012 he was appointed Registrar of the Court.
He is a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Yaoundé II, Soa, Cameroon (1993), a post-graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law from the University of Zambia (1995), a Masters in Law from the University of South Africa (1999) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of the Witwatersrand (2007).
Dr. Eno has had over sixteen years of uninterrupted work experience in the human rights and related fields, working with NGOs, national human rights institutions, the academia and intergovernmental bodies.
He worked as Senior Legal Officer for protection at the Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights from July 2006 to June 2010. In 2009, he taught Public International Law, Conflict of Laws and Constitutional Law, on a part time and voluntary basis, at the Department of Law, University of The Gambia. From July 2006 – August 2007, he served as Acting Executive Secretary (Officer-in-charge) of the African Commission. From June 2003 – June 2006, he served as Legal Officer with the African Commission with responsibility to assist various special mechanisms of the Commission, including the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa, the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa, the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, IDPs in Africa, the Working Group on Torture and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression in Africa.
From May 2001 – May 2003, he served as Executive Assistant to the Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). From October 1999 – April 2001, he taught Human Rights and Public Liberties, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Public International Law and Banking Law at the University of Buea, Cameroon, and also served as Secretary of the Department of Law. From February 1998 – March 1999, he served as Programme Officer with the African Commission. From April 1997 – December 1997, served as Legal Officer with the African Commission and from February 1995 – March 1997, he served as Executive Director of the Legal Resources Foundation (LRF), a Zambian-based NGO promoting human rights and providing free legal services to victims of human rights violations.
Dr. Eno has a number of publications to his credit, including the UN Peacekeeping Operations and respect for Human rights - published in the South African Year Book of International Law, Vol. 24, 1999; and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in the New African Dispensation - published in the African Security Review, Volume 11 Number 2, 2002.
Mr. Nouhou Madani Diallo is a national of Burkina Faso. He joined the Court on 1 May 2014 as Head of Legal Division.He was appointed Deputy Registrar one month later, on 1 June 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (1989) and a Master’s Degree in Public Law (1990) from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; a Post-Graduate (inter-University) Degree in Human Rights from the University of Nantes, France (2004); a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Maastricht School of Management and the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) in Arusha, Tanzania (2009).
Mr. Diallo has had over 18 years of work experience in the field of Human Rights and the International Criminal Justice, working with the United Nations system.
He served as Human Rights Officer for the United Nations Field Mission in post-genocide Rwanda (1994-1997) with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
From 1997 to 1998, he worked as Registration Officer with the United Nations Mission in Western Sahara.
He joined the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Burundi in April 1998 as Human Rights Officer. For five years, he served in different positions including as Head of the Sub Office of Gitega, Burundi’s second city, and as Chief of the Monitoring Unit in Bujumbura.
From February 2003 to November 2012, Mr. Diallo served as Legal Officer and Trial Chamber I Coordinator in the Court Management Section within the Registry of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR).
From November 2012 to August 2013, he worked as Legal Adviser with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mr. Diallo is married with three children.