Dr. Jean-Pelé Fomété, a Cameroonian national, has held the position of Deputy Registrar of the International Court of Justice since 2013 and was re-elected to this post in 2020. Previously, Dr. Fomété served as Registrar of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal in Nairobi from 2009 until 2013. The 12 years before that, he worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), first as a legal adviser and special counsel to the registrar, and then as a program director at the ICTR Registry. Prior to joining the ICTR, Dr. Fomété worked as a Law Clerk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and as Chief of the United Nations Political and Legal Affairs Service at the Ministry of External Relations of Cameroon. Dr. Fomété holds a Doctorate in international law and diplomacy from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (1990). He also has an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management (2005).