Justice Angelo Vasco Matusse is a national of the Republic of Mozambique. He was elected Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in June 2014, for a term of six years.
Justice Matusse holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and two Master’s Degrees in International Law, from Baku State University (1991) and in International Business Law from QMW College, University of London (1995). He has equally participated in several professional courses, such as Children’s Rights, Women’s Rights, International Environmental Law, Legislative Drafting.
As Deputy Attorney- General of Mozambique, he has served as State Advocate at the Supreme Court since 2007. He was Senior Advisor to the Attorney-General from 1998 to 2007 and, before that, he was in private practice.
He lectures on Public International Law, Human Rights and Transport Law at Eduardo Mondlane University, as from 1992, and is a resource person at seminars and conferences, having written and presented different papers such as “Judiciary Cooperation in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”, Luanda 2012, “Accountability of 1994 Rwanda genocide suspects in Southern Africa: The Mozambican perspective”, Johannesburg 2011; “The legal environment for regional integration: an introduction to SADC legal instruments and community law”, Maputo 2008; “Childhood poverty in Mozambique: A situation and trends analysis”. UNICEF, Maputo 2006.
From 1998 to 2007, he served as Resident Representative for AWEPA (1972 -1973) and a Professor at the International Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA).