He was appointed for the first four-year term on March 28, 2001 and his contract was subsequently renewed at the end of February, 2005.
‘'This re-appointment is the re-affirmation of Dieng's able leadership and continued efforts to enhance the efficiency of the administration of the Tribunal especially at this juncture of its completion strategy,'' stated a statement issued by ICTR Press and Public Affairs unit.
Before joining the Tribunal, Dieng, held various positions in Senegal, including the Registrar of the Regional and Labour Courts in 1973 and then served as Registrar of the Supreme Court of Senegal for six years.
In 1982 Dieng joined the International Commission of Jurists where he served successively as Legal Officer for Africa, Executive Secretary and from 1990 to May 2000 as Secretary General. While holding that post, Mr Dieng was appointed UN Independent Expert for Haiti in 1995.