Meet Sierra Leone’s Candidate for the International Tribune for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara is Sierra Leone’s candidate for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) 2024-2032.

Ambassador Kamara is a candidate with recognized competence in international law and in the field of the law of the sea, with wide ranging experience and expertise in ocean law and policy, international dispute settlement, including experience in a United Nations (UN) backed International Tribunal.

He Worked on the BBNJ process, and as a member of the UN Regular Process Group of Experts, as well as a member of the AU Peace and Security Council which negotiated the African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Africa.

Also, Ambassador Kamara is a legal practitioner with full appreciation of the jurisprudence of ITLOS, trained and certified as a Fellow by the ITLOS in the interpretation and application of the UNCLOS.

Additionally, he has over 21 years of legal practice experience as an advocate, prosecutor and legal adviser at the national and international levels, with practice experience in high profile cases before the courts of superior judicature in Sierra Leone and the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Kamara is a scholar with substantial comparative law expertise and exceptional appreciation of the principal legal systems of the world, educated in common law as well as civil law in Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, the United States and France respectively.

The aforementioned details are more than enough to vote for Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara as Sierra Leone’s member for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) 2024-2032.

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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an intergovernmental organization created by the mandate of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. It was established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, signed at Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 10 December 1982.




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