ARUSHA, Tanzania June 12 – Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud from Tanzania has
been re-elected President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights for the second and final term of two years.
She was re-elected on Monday at the opening of the Pan-African Judicial Organ’s 69 th Ordinary Session today.
At the same session, Justice Sacko Modibo from Mali was elected Vice
President of the Court.
Expressing her gratitude, Justice Imani thanked her colleagues for the unanimous re-
election and the confidence they have shown in her leadership.
“I am overwhelmed by the
confidence my colleagues have placed in me, and I am sincerely grateful to them,” she said.
Lady Justice Imani was first elected as Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in July 2018.
She holds Master of Laws (Malta) and Bachelor of Laws (University of Dar es Salaam).
She was re-elected for a second and final term of six years at the 34th African Union Heads of State and Government ordinary summit in February 2021.
Sacko Modbo Hon. Justice Sacko Modibo is a citizen of the Republic of Mali.
He was elected judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in February 2021, for a six-year term.
He holds a master’s degree in law from the Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences (Mali) and four other university degrees in law obtained at the Ahmed Baba University (Mali), the Jean Moulin 3 University (France) and the Nice Sophia Antipolis
Two weeks ago, Justice Modibo was two weeks ago appointed Judge of
Supreme Court of Mali.
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is a continental court established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The Court was established by pursuant to Article 1 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, (the Protocol) which was adopted by Member States of the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in June 1998.
The Protocol came into force on 25 January 2004. The Court officially started its operations in July 2006 in Addis Ababa and a year later moved to its permanent seat in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Court is composed of 11 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.