Dr. Bankole Thompson is a Sierra Leonean judge with academic, professional, judicial credentials in Criminal Law and Procedure, Comparative Criminal Justice, International and Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law. His career objective, as a member of the legal profession, is that being very much persuaded that human aspirations cannot be realized outside the context of organized civil society, he wishes to contribute to the global awareness that our modern civilization, with all its educational, scientific and technological sophistication, remains nothing but a fragile veneer without the preservation of the rule of law and the fair and impartial administration of justice, nationally and internationally.
While serving as a judge of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, Dr. Thompson contributed enormously to the jurisprudence of that tribunal and thus to International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.
As a member of the academic community, Dr. Thompson has taught
and published extensively. In that regard, he has contributed
through the discovery and production of knowledge of the law,
to the exploration and appreciation of the intricacies, complexities
and diversity of mankind's intellectual, cultural and social heritage
in so far as manifested in the evolution and application of the
Rule of Law.
Dr. Thompson has demonstrated an established competence in Criminal Law and Procedure as a former judge of the High Court of Sierra Leone and a professor both in the United States and in Sierra Leone. He has demonstrated an established competence in International Law as a judge of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He has been a consummate and insightful adjudicator in the International Judiciary.
His major publications include The Constitutional History and Law of Sierra Leone (1961-1995), 1997, The Criminal Law of Sierra Leone, 1999, and American Criminal Procedures, 2007
Read Around the WorldThis event celebrates one-on-one reading to children. Your February Kiwanis magazine will include a feature article about how clubs have expanded their Read Around the World programs to ensure an enduring impact on children in their communities. For Read Around the World information, contact Kiwanis International, Branded Programs; phone, 800-875-8755, x211; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site, http://www.kiwanis.org/ServiceProjects/ReadAroundtheWorld/tabid/284/Default.aspx
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