Native of Dakar, Senegal, Fatou Ndour is a mother of two adorable girls, a passionate jurist who is deeply committed to human rights.
She started her career as a jurist by practicing law at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda where she worked as a legal assistant. Furthermore, she has carried out consultancy assignments in international criminal law for domestic lawyers and has served as an advisor for local NGOs and women’s associations in specific areas such as human rights, social rights, the post-2015 development agenda, and the implementation of UN-resolution 1325.
She holds a LLM in International Crime and Justice (UNICRI - United Nations Inter-Regional Crime and Justice Research Institute, University of Torino) and a Master in Law, (University of Paris VIII). Furthermore, she is trained in diplomacy, international relations and international law with a Diploma Programme from the Vienna School of International Studies, specialization courses at The Hague Academy of International Law from the Human Rights Advocacy Institute, the International Institute for Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences as well as The Hague Academy of public international law.