Judge Kimelabalou Aba is a national of Togo. He was elected Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 28 January 2013, by the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, for a year and a half (1½ year) term.
Justice Kimelabalou Aba holds a postgraduate Inter-university Diploma in Fundamental (Human) Rights from the University of Nantes, France. He also graduated in Magistracy at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Lomé (Togo). He, is also a, holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Law and a Degree in Private Law, both from the University of Bénin, Lomé (Togo). He also attended several trainings and seminars in the field of law, including trainings in fighting money laundering, funding of terrorism and cybercrime.
Prior to his election as a Judge of the Court, he was the President of the Court of First Instance, Vogan, in Togo. He also worked as Judge and Prosecutor, respectively, at the Court of First Instance in Lomé (Togo). He is also a Member of several committees in Togo, such as the ad hoc Committee that drafted legislation relating to information society in Togo, including cybercrime, electronic transactions and the protection of personal data.