Gerard Niyungeko is a Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, a position he was appointed to in 2006. At the time of his election, he was Professor of Law at the University of Burundi at Bujumbura, where he holds the UNESCO Chair in Education for Peace and Conflicts Resolution.
The 64-year-old who obtained a PhD in Law from the University of Brussels, Belgium was also the president of the Constitutional Court of Burundi between 1992-1996.
He has worked as an International expert for the United Nations Program for development in the Judicial domain and in the domain of human rights among several other positions. He has also authored several publications, including Les Droits de L’Homme, Cours Destiné aux Formateurs (1994), and La preuve devant les juridictions internationales, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2005.