Erica Bussey is currently a Senior Legal Advisor at Amnesty International, based in Dakar, where she is working on a project on international justice in Africa, with a particular focus on the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic and the proposed Hybrid Court for South Sudan. She also works on issues relating to the ICC, the Malabo Protocol and the Hissène Habré trial before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal. Before joining Amnesty, she was the Coordinator of the Transitional Justice and Fight against Impunity Unit of the Joint Human Rights Office in the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), assisting the DRC judicial authorities in investigating and prosecuting international crimes as well as engaging in advocacy for criminal justice reform as well as for the establishment of the specialized mixed chambers. From 2006 to 2012, she worked as a Legal Officer and Appeals Counsel at several international and hybrid tribunals, including the Special Court for Sierra Leone (on, inter alia, the Charles Taylor case), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She is qualified to practice law in Ontario (Canada), and hold an LL.M. in International Law (First Class) from Cambridge and a J.D.(Honours) from the University of Toronto.

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