Abdul Koroma


1943 –


Who is Abdul Koroma?

Abdul Gadire Koroma is a Sierra Leonean jurist who served two terms as judge at the International Court of Justice.

He was educated at Kiev State University where he took LLM, 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. On the first day of voting, four candidates were elected but the fifth position was not filled. 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, but was just one vote short in the General Assembly.

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Sep 29, 1943
  • King's College London
  • Kiev University

on July 23, 2013


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