SHORT BIO: DR ATHALIAH LESIBA MOLOKOMME
In May 2017, Dr. Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme was appointed to her current position of Permanent Representative of Botswana to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva and Ambassador to Switzerland and on a non – residential basis to Austria, Greece and Turkey. Dr. Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme is a Botswana citizen who attained a Masters in Law (LLM) from Yale Law School, USA in 1983, and a Doctorate in Law (PhD) in Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands in 1991. She also holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB) in London, and is a Fellow of the CIARB. She taught law and conducted research at the University of Botswana from 1981 to 1996, and served as the founding head of the Gender Unit at the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) from 1998-2003.
In 2003, Dr Molokomme was appointed judge of the High Court of Botswana, and from 2005 to 2016, she served as Attorney General of the Republic of Botswana and ex-officio member of the Botswana Cabinet.
On the international side, Dr Molokomme is currently a member of the Africa Group on Justice and Accountability; the Nuremberg Advisory Council; the Justice Leadership Group; Justice Rapid Response Board and the Global Board of the International Gender Champions.