Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud is a national of Tanzania. She was elected as Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in July 2018. She holds Master of Laws (Malta) and Bachelor of Laws (University of Dar es Salaam).
She was re-elected for a second and final term of six years at the 34th African Union Heads of State and Government ordinary summit in February 2021.
Justice Aboud is Judge of the High Court of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. She has held several key positions, including the post of the Assistant Director in the President’s Office (Public Service Management) and the State Attorney. She has represented the Government in various international human rights conferences, seminars and workshops. She was also involved in making periodic reports on Human Rights to UN and other monitoring bodies such as the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
She is a Member of important regional bodies such as the Board of Directors of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), representing African Region;
Advisory Board of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Citizen for Justice (CFJ) based in Malawi; and Member of the Monitoring Team assigned by the United Nations Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunal (MICT), Arusha, Tanzania, on 1994 Rwandan genocide cases.
Justice Aboud has also served as a Vice Chairperson in the Independent Review Electoral Commission (IREC or Krigler Commission) in Kenya. The Commission was formed to facilitate the work of the Panel of Eminent Personalities under the leadership of the late Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General. The Commission’s responsibility was to review the 2007 election process in Kenya.
Justice Aboud has extensively participated as an expert in various local judicial and human rights committees and institutions.