The First Tripartite Judicial Dialogue between three legal institutions on the African Continent starts in Zanzibar Islands of Tanzania.
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the East African Court of Justice, both operating from Arusha, Tanzania, together with the Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice of Abuja, Nigeria, are participating in the dialogue taking place in the Isles, from 27 to 29 June 2022.
The three-day Dialogue discusses best practices on enhancing judicial cooperation and protection of human rights on the continent and mechanism for better implementation of court decisions.
More than 30 Judges and 50 Lawyers from the three Regional and Sub-Regional courts are attending the dialogue officially opened by the President of Zanzibar Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi.
‘’This Dialogue provides opportunities for knowledge sharing and how best to face common challenges,’’ states the President of the African Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud.
On his part, the President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) Justice Nestor Kayobera says the Dialogue will provide a platform for enhanced collaboration of the three Courts.
Discussions are addressing on various key matters of common interest, including best practices and emerging issues that the Courts encounter while undertaking their mandates.
Justice Edward Amoako is the President of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, who says this is ‘historic opportunity to build the foundation for a lasting cooperation between the courts.
“We want to hatch partnership towards strengthening the courts for greater efficiency in delivering on their mandates, particularly in holding the states accountable for their obligations.”
This dialogue is being facilitated by Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, through support from the Swedish Development Cooperation, and in cooperation with Konrad Stiftung, GIZ and the UN Office of the High Commission on Human Rights.