Two new judges of African rights court to be sworn in next week

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will hold its 42nd Ordinary Session next week at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania during which two new Judges will be sworn-in.

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) will hold its 42nd Ordinary Session next week at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania during which two new Judges will be sworn-in.

To run from September 5-16, the Judges, among others, will examine about 60 applications and four requests for Advisory Opinions, according to a statement.

 

The session will also see election of the new Bureau. The two new Judges to be sworn in were elected at last month’s AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

 

The two judges are: Lady-Justice Ntyam Ondo Mengue from Cameroon and Lady-Justice Marie Thérése Mukamulisa from Rwanda.

 

The term of office of four judges namely Justice Augustino Ramadhani (Tanzania), current President,Lady-Justice Elsie Thompson (Nigeria), Vice-President, Justice Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria) and Justice Duncan Tambala (Malawi)—will come to an end on September 5, 2016.

The Court is composed of eleven judges, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.

The Court meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.

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