, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 – The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 42nd Ordinary Session from Monday at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania.
During the three week session, the Judges will among others examine about 60 applications and four requests for Advisory Opinions, according to a statement from the court.
Other activities lined up is the swearing in of two new Judges and election of the new Bureau.
The two new Judges were elected during 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 5 September, 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.