Death of Judge Kéba Mbaye, IOC Honorary Member since 2002
A man of letters and the law, he was the author of works such as “Les réalités du monde noir et les Droits de l’Homme” (Realities of the Black World and Human Rights), “Les droits de l’Homme en Afrique” (Human Rights in Africa), and “le CIO et l’Afrique du Sud – Analyse et illustration d’une politique sportive humaniste” (The IOC and South Africa – Analysis and Illustration of a Humanist Sports Policy).
“Kéba Mbaye was one of those men whose humanity and charisma mark you for life”, said the IOC President, who is today concluding his first trip of the year to Africa. “Thanks to his extraordinary eloquence, he could communicate his love of Olympism and his unshakeable faith in humanity and its ability to build a better world. His devotion to the Olympic Movement and its values was unfailing. We have lost a great man,” he added.
The IOC has expressed its deepest sympathy to the Judge’s family.
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