Photo and biographical
statement courtesy of
the United States Institute
of Peace website
Gerald Gahima is currently a judge with the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a senior fellow (October 2005 - January 2007) in the Jennings Randolph Fellowship program of the United States Institute of Peace, an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress.
He served as vice president (deputy chief justice) for the Supreme Court of Rwanda in Kigali. He was previously the prosecutor general in Kigali (1999–2003). Gahima has also served as the deputy minister/secretary general for the Rwandan Ministry of Justice and deputy minister of public services for the Ministry of Public Service. In 1998 and 1999, he was a member of Rwanda's delegation to the UN Commission on Human Rights and he has represented Rwanda in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. During the 1980s, Gahima was an attorney for three law firms in Kenya.
He received his L.L.M. in 1985 from the London School of Economics and Political Science.