The African Institute of International Law is an independent and autonomous institute, governed provisionally by a Project Implementation Committee (PIC), pending the establishment of the Curatorium and the Administrative Board provided for in the Statute of the Institute.
The PIC comprises renowned international lawyers, diplomats and judges from Africa. This body is provisionally responsible for the development of the academic, training and research programmes of the Institute, its overall strategic direction, and administrative supervision until all the organs of the Institute are established in conformity with the Statute.
The PIC is chaired by Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf of the International Court of Justice.
Membership of the PIC:
Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf (Somalia)
Chairman, Judge of the International Court of Justice, Founding member of the African Foundation for International Law;
Ambassador Sani L. Mohammed (Nigeria)
Deputy Chairman and Acting Rector, Formerly Nigerian Federal Permanent Secretary and Ambassador, Founder and first Executive Director of the International Law Institute of Nigeria;
Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria)
Member, Judge of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, Founding member of the African Foundation for International Law;
Judge Ben Kioko (Kenya)
Member, Judge of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, and formerly Legal Counsel of the African Union;
Professor Chris Maina Peter (Tanzania)
Member, Professor of Law and former Dean Faculty of Law at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Member of the United Nations International Law Commission;
Professor Chris Heyns (South Africa)
Member, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial and Summary Killings, Professor of Law, and former Dean Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria;
Ambassador Jorram Biswaro (Tanzania)
Member, Ambassador and Former Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the AU;
Ambassador Irene Kasyanju (Tanzania)
Member, Ambassador and Head of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Republic of Tanzania;
Professor James Mouange Kobila (Cameroon)
Member, Professor of Law and Chair of the Public International Law Department at the University of Douala;
Professor Roland Adjovi (Benin)
Member, Professor at Arcadia University and former interim Executive Director of the African Foundation for International Law;
Professor Blaise Tchikaya (Congo)
Member, Former President and Member of the African Union International Law Commission.