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African Court to Hold Fourth African Judicial Dialogue in Uganda
President of the Court, Hon Justice Sylvain Sylvain Ore

Arusha: The Fourth African Judicial Dialogue will be held from 30 October to 1 November 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

The Dialogue, organised by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in collaboration with the Republic of Uganda,  will bring together  over 300 delegates, including Chief Justices,Presidents of Supreme and Constitutional Courts, as well as representatives of regional and international judicial bodies and other relevant stakeholders, from the 55 AU Member States.

The Judicial Dialogue is a biennial event of the African Union aimed at improving networking amongst judicial officers,exchange of information and best practices and the proper administration of justice on the continent.

The theme of this year's Dialogue is: "Tackling Contemporary Human Rights Issues: The Role of the Judiciary in Africa",and is a build-up to the themes of the other three editions held in 2013, 2015,2017.

"The past three meetings have reaffirmed the importance of the Dialogue as a platform for African national judiciaries to discuss opportunities and continuing challenges relating to their functions," said the President of the AfCHPR, Hon Justice Sylvain Ore

He added that the 4th Judicial Dialogue is expected to identify the major human rights issues currently facing Africa and what role the Judiciary could play to deal with such issues, among others.

The Chairperson of the Uganda National Organizing Committee, Her Worship Esta Nambayo, says the overall objective of Uganda hosting the Dialogue is to "enhance international judicial cooperation through sharing of Judiciary challenges and best practices among states across Africa and beyond."

The first meeting of the International Human Rights Forum from 28 to 29 October in Kampala will precede the Dialogue. This meeting which is hosted by the African Court will be attended by the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights under the theme, "Operationalising the International Human Rights Forum and Enhancing Jurisprudential Dialogue."

Further information on the Court can be obtained from the Court's website at www.african-court.org. For more comments you may contact:

For more comments:              

Dr Robert Eno, Registrar

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Email: Robert.Eno@african-court.org

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Posted 24th, October 2019
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