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    Judge Tidjani-Serpos is an Examining Magistrate for the Ministry of Justice in the Tribunal division in Abomey-Calavi, Benin. His primary areas of responsibility include the investigation of criminal cases, managing the pretrial affairs, and working in coordination with the prosecutor and the police in order to solve cases efficiently. Judge Tidjani-Serpos received a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Jean Moulin University in Lyons, France, prior to which he received three degrees from universities in Benin in the fields of law and international relations. Judge Tidjani-Serpos has written multiple honors theses on the subjects of criminal deterrence and international crimes. During his Humphrey year, he plans to research justice mechanisms that deter crime while increasing respect for human rights. Judge Tidjani-Serpos hopes to apply what he learns to his work as a Magistrate in Benin to assist in deterring cyber-crimes, the drug trade, weapons trafficking, and murder.