Judge and First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court at The Hague in the Netherlands.
Judge Aluoch served as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, High Court and Magistrate for over 20 years in Kenya. She also served as a Judge of the International Tribunal for War affected Children.
During her tenure in the Kenyan Judiciary, she established the Family Division of the High Court and was appointed the Inaugural Head. She developed a process which streamlined and speeded up litigation in family law matters including children’s matters. She also chaired the National Task Force on the implementation of the Sexual Offences Act, 2006 and developed Regulations for use by the Police.
Judge Aluoch served as the first Chairperson of the African Union Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (2001-2005) and in that capacity developed Rules of Practice and Procedure for use by the Committee and Guidelines for initial Reporting to the Committee by State Parties of the African Union. She also served as Vice-Chair and Member (2003 – 2009) respectively, of the UN Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and participated in formulating concluding observations to State Parties of the United Nations at the quarterly meetings in Geneva.
Judge Aluoch has had training in Arbitration and Mediation, both alternative forms of dispute resolution. Moving forward, she aims to unify the skills she gained during her work as a Judge and expert on women’s and children’s rights on the international stage, to handle issues touching on peace and security.
Please meet below Judge Aluoch in a recent interview at The Hague Summit on International Law & Human Rights in 2015: The Hague Summit on International Law & Human Rights.