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Cheickh Tidyane Bangoura
SENIOR LEGAL ADVISER AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERT , INTERNATIONAL NON-PROFIT / INDEPENDENT CONSULTANCY
OTTAWA, Canada
Multilingual (Fr/Eng/Ger) rule of law/international justice expert and senior manager with 20 years of combined experience in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international refugee law, and human rights law; Extensive experience in Africa with 16 years of UN’s responsible functions; Can relocate immediately for short or long terms assignments.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Highly accomplished jurist/lawyer, seasoned manager, expert in rule of law and diplomat with over 20 years of progressively acquired experience; Ph.D. in Law (Doctorate in international law and Master's in business law), extensive experience in international relations and international development issues, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international refugee law and human rights law; 16 years of tangible UN-international experience; extensive work experience in working/leading on and advising high decision-making bodies in the interpretation of international/national developmental situations and in the application of international instruments, legislations, directives and policies mainly in issues of: legal/judiciary and policy proceedings, UN and international criminal tribunals, international justice processes - including the fair trial aspects; international cooperation and technical assistance; international drug control, democratic and electoral monitoring and management, program management and system-wide coordination, fact-finding missions and conflict resolution; professional knowledge of working on/and in Africa in a substantive capacity and an experience reflective of a reliable and in-depth understanding of the issues in the said region; has worked at responsible positions within the UN system, mainly as: Legal officer and Senior manager, immediate office of the Prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals – UNMICT, (Arusha, Tanzania); Policy coordinator/Policy adviser and Senior manager, immediate office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - UNICTR, (Arusha, Tanzania); Assistant Regional Director and Regional Program Officer, UN International Drug Control Program (UNDCP) - current UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Regional Office for Eastern-and-Southern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya); Regional Director a.i., Assistant Regional Director, UN International Drug Control Program (UNDCP) –current UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Regional Office for West Africa, (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire); UNDCP UN-interagency Officer (Vienna-Austria); Program Officer, UN International Narcotics Control Board(Vienna, Austria); Legal Consultant, UN legal Office in Vienna, UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL, Vienna, Austria); UNDCP/ UNDCP program officer for West Africa (Vienna, Austria); has also worked as: Scientific Assistant-Professor for public international law, Institute for international studies, University of Leipzig; consultant for CANADEM, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Pearson Peace Keeping Training Center (PPKC) and as Settlement and Immigration Counselor for Citizenship and Immigration Canada; UNICTR/INTERPOL’s certificate - on genocide/war crimes/crimes against humanity; Expert on the Justice Rapid Response Roster; has undertaken 30 diverse fact-finding and operational missions (including several highly confidential mediation/investigation and cooperation missions for the Prosecutor of UN-ICTR and UN-MICT) in over 25 countries, in diverse socio-cultural, economical, when not political settings in post-conflict and transitional environments in Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa including the Great lake Region as well as in Haiti and in Ukraine; native level in French, fluent in English and German as well as in Bambara, Malinke/Dioula with an introductory level proficiency in Arabic and Swahili; UN BSAFE – UN security awareness training certificate -; Sexual exploitation and abuse in international assistance –PSEA- Certificate for commanders; UN System Staff College -UN-SSC- Supervisory Management Certificate.
Education:
Doctor of Laws/Ph.D. – Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Refugee Law -, University of Leipzig, Germany; graduated with Summa Cum Laude (September 1986) - Ontario Equivalency of the World Education Services – 2003;
• [[temporary research fellow: Institute for International Studies, University of Vienna, 1990-1991; Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva (Switzerland), 1985; Institute for International Law of the Free University of Berlin (Germany),1984 and 1985]];
• Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Law – B.A. in Law and LL.M -, University of Leipzig, Germany; graduated with mention Excellent (June 1983) - Ontario Equivalency of the World Education Services in 2003;
• Immigration, Settlement, Rehabilitation and Integration, a special course of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Toronto, November 2000;
• Resettlement of Refugees, a special course of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Toronto, Feb. 2002;
• International Conflict Management Training Certificate, Conflict Resolution, and Post-War Reconstruction, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of the University of Pisa, Italy / University of York, Department of Politics -Derwent College, United Kingdom; Pisa, Italy, March 2002;
• International Development Management Studies Certificate – Management of Humanitarian Assistance - International Development Institute, Business School, Humber College, Toronto May 2006;
• Pearson Peace Keeping Center, Problem Based Learning Course, Ottawa, March 2008;
• Certificate in Justice Rapid Response from the Transitional Justice Rapid Response Secretariat, June 2012;
• INTERPOL’s Certificate in Investigations of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, 2014;
• UN Training College Center’s Certificate in Management skills for Supervisor, 2015.

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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, French, Germain, Bambara, Malinke/Dioula, Sussu with an introductory level proficiency in Arabic and Swahili; ,
    Nationality:
    Canada
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