29 September 2016
Renovat Tabu, the new Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Tabu had been serving as the Director of the Legislation Department of the National Assembly of Burundi, and as Vice President of the National Council for Communication. In 2013 and 2014, he was a Counsellor at the Permanent Secretariat of the Superior Council for the Judiciary. In 2012 he was appointed as President of the First Section of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of Burundi. In 2011 and 2012 he was a Counsellor at the Supreme Court of Burundi.
Mr. Tabu served as Prosecutor for Bujumbura from 2009 to 2011; Prosecutor for Muramvya from 2007 to 2009; and acting Prosecutor for Bubanza from 2006 to 2007. He was the President of the independent communal electoral commission in Mabayi in 2005, and was a Judge of a court in Mabayi from 2004 to 2006. He started his career as a professor at the College de la Fraternite in Bujumbura from 1990 to 1992; and a Professor at the Communal College of Mabayi from 1994 to 1998.
Mr. Tabu has a degree in philosophy (1990 to 1993) from the Grand Séminaire St. Curé d’Ars of Bujumbura, and a degree in law from the University of Burundi, Faculty of Law (1998-2003). He was born in Kabere in 1967 and is married.
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