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Bernard Muna


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Mr. Bernard Muna was born in 1940 in Cameroon. He was admitted to the English Bar (Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn) in 1966. In September 1966, he became State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General with responsibility for the prosecution of all criminal cases for the then Federated State of West Cameroon. Three years later, he was appointed Magistrate in Bamenda, Cameroon. He was named Chief Prosecutor for Northwest Province in February 1971. In April of the same year, he resigned from the Public Bar and, in May 1971, he was enrolled at the Bar of the Federated State of West Cameroon and established his practice in Buea. From May 1986 to 1992, he served as the elected President of the Cameroon Bar Association. In 1987, he was named United Nations Country Rapporteur for penal reform and crime prevention and was also elected in the same year as President of the newly created Union des Avocats de l'Afrique Centrale (UNAAC) [Central African Lawyers Union]. He was re-elected President of UNAAC in 1989. Mr. Muna was appointed Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on 29 April 1997. He separated from the Tribunal in December 2002.