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High Commissioner Fatou Bensouda Receives Bruce Klantsky 2022 Award

H.E Dr. Fatou Bensouda, the Gambian High Commissioner in London was invited by Dean Michael Scharf and the Case Western Reserve University School of law to deliver the annual Klantsky Endowed Lecture 2022 and to receive the Bruce J Klantsky Award for her extraordinary contributions to global Justice.

The Klantsky Lecture and Award was launched by the Case Western Reserve University School of law, Cleveland, USA in 2001, and this tradition has been maintained for the past 22 years. Those years witnessed reputable speakers in the field of International Law such as Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, Dr Paul Williams, Samantha Power, Philippe Sands, and Catherine Marchi-Uhel to mention a few. In accepting the Award, Dr. Bensouda commended the School of Law for the honour, for maintaining this culture, and for keeping the candle of international law burning.

Lamenting on the significance of the award, Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Suntou Touray from The Gambia High Commission in London, welcomed the award accorded to the High Commissioner, and highlighted that, ‘diplomacy is advancing and propelling what is great and good about one’s country and Dr Bensouda comes in a category of a high achieving Gambian whose global contribution to international justice is renowned. Her name is internationally attributed to international law and global peace.”

Deputy High Commissioner Touray further indicated that “the world is a marketplace, thus Gambians should learn to celebrate its best citizens in the national and international spheres, and project the best image of the country, thereby attracting industrious investors which can create opportunities for the youths and women in technology, and new industries.”

The staff of The Gambia High Commission in London joins others in celebrating the award to Her Excellency, Dr Fatou Bensoud, for well-deserved recognition.


Source: Gambia High Commission in London. Culled from the Gambia High Commission’s Facebook page

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