African judicial dialogue moved to Arusha

The Third African Judicial Dialogue, organised by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) which was earlier planned from November 8 to 10 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, will now be held from November 9 to 11 in Arusha, Tanzania, the seat of the Court.

The Third African Judicial Dialogue, organised by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) which was earlier planned from November 8 to 10 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, will now be held from November 9 to 11 in Arusha, Tanzania, the seat of the Court.

Organised under the auspices of the African Union (AU), the Dialogue will be attended by about 150 delegates from AU Member States, including Chief Justices, Presidents of Supreme and Constitutional Courts from the 55 AU Member States, as well as regional and international judicial bodies and other relevant stakeholders.

This year’s theme of the biennial meeting is: ‘’Improving Judicial Efficiency in Africa’’  and is a follow up to the first edition held in November 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania, and second in November 2015, also in Arusha.

‘’The overall objective of the Dialogue is to explore ways of enhancing judicial efficiency in Africa,’’ the President of the AfCHPR Justice Sylvain Oré said in a statement.

He added that the three-day meeting would provide an important forum for Africa’s top judiciary officials to exchange experiences on the on-going continental judicial reforms, trends on human rights jurisprudence, continuing judicial education and management of judicial institutions on the continent.

The African Dialogue is organised in collaboration with the World Bank, the German Cooperation (GiZ) and the European Union (EU).