Webster Leiden Commencement Welcomes ICC Prosecutor

| May 16, 2013
Webster University Leiden Commencement 2013

International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was welcomed as commencement speaker by Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster’s campus in Leiden, the Netherlands.

The Webster University Leiden (Netherlands) campus welcomed Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), as its 2013 commencement speaker at ceremonies Saturday, May 11.

“Mrs. Bensouda did a great job,” said Webster Leiden director Jean Paul van Marissing. “She is a very powerful woman, a role model for women leadership and for our Webster students.”

Bensouda has previously served as attorney general and minister of justice, where she served as chief legal advisor to the President and Cabinet of the Republic of The Gambia. She also took part in negotiations on the treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Parliament and the ECOWAS Tribunal.

She has served as delegate to United Nations conferences on crime prevention, the Organization of African Unity’s Ministerial Meetings on Human Rights, and as delegate of The Gambia to the meetings of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court.

May kicks off a season of commencement ceremonies at Webster campuses around the world. Saturday was also the date for the 94th annual commencement ceremony at the home campus in St. Louis, which also draws graduates who studied at Webster campuses across the globe and online. Worldwide, there are more than 7,2o0 graduating in this Webster class and graduates are celebrated at commencement ceremonies at each campus throughout the year.

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