The African Court on Human and People’s Rights will this morning hold a solemn ceremony to mark the opening of its judicial year.
The event to be held at the seat of the Court in Arusha, Tanzania, is expected to be graced by the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Philip Mpango.
According to the president of the Court, Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud, the solemn ceremony is to highlight the African Court’s existence and enhance its visibility.
She says that as part of the ceremony, the African Court will also host an Intergenerational Dialogue to engage with different cadres of legal professions to train them on the work of the Court and a forward-looking legacy/evolution of the African Court.
Over 200 key human rights stakeholders, including regional and sub-regional courts, African Union organs with human rights mandate, civil societies, academicians, lawyers, Non-Government Organisations, among others, are expected to attend the opening ceremony whose theme is “Integrating the jurisprudence of regional and international human rights mechanisms into national systems”.
The Court is composed of eleven Judges, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity, and meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.