On 6 February, Mr. Alex Obote-Odora was appointed Chief of the Appeals and Legal Advisory Division (ALAD) in the Office of the Prosecutor by the Registrar, Mr. Adama Dieng on the recommendation of the Prosecutor Mr. Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow.
Mr. Obote-Odora joined the Office of the Prosecutor as Legal Advisor in June 2000 and was appointed Head of the Legal Advisory Section in May 2002. In November the following year, Mr. Obote-Odora was appointed Special Assistant to the Prosecutor and served in that capacity until his recent promotion.
Alex Obote-Odora holds a Doctor of Laws Degree (LLD) in International Criminal Law (1997) and a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in International Humanitarian Law (1990) from the University of Stockholm in Sweden. Dr Obote-Odora also holds a post graduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre in Uganda (1976) and a Bachelor of Laws Degree with honours (LLB) (Hons) from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (1974).
Dr. Obote-Odora was called to the Bar in Uganda in 1977 and has practiced law before the High Court and Supreme Court of Zambia (1977-1980) and Uganda (1981-1987).
Dr. Obote-Odora has taught at, and has been a visiting scholar in many institutions and universities, including the Law Development Centre in Uganda (1975-1977); Aristotle University, Thessaloniki in Greece (1993); Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiberg in Germany (1994), Stockholm University in Sweden (1994-1998) and the University of Swaziland (1999-2000).