Algiers, Algeria – Chief Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Sackey Torkornoo is actively participating in the 6th African Judicial Dialogue organized by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in Algiers, Algeria.
The event, scheduled from November 20th to 22nd, focuses on the theme: “Advancing Justice and Human Rights in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Regional and International Human Rights Jurisprudence in Domestic Courts.”
Accompanied by distinguished figures from the Ghanaian judicial system, Chief Justice Torkornoo is slated to present a paper on the theme of the dialogue.
The gathering aims to provide a platform for judges from national and regional courts, along with other stakeholders, to discuss challenges and opportunities related to integrating regional and international human rights jurisprudence into domestic courts across Africa.
Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud, President of the African Court, explained that the dialogue intends to enhance awareness and understanding among participants regarding the relevance and potential benefits of integrating regional and international human rights jurisprudence into domestic courts.
Participants include representatives from national Supreme and Constitutional Courts, presidents and judges of regional and sub-regional courts, African Union representatives, lawyers, researchers, and human rights institutions.
The dialogue will address the role and significance of regional and international human rights jurisprudence in promoting justice and human rights in Africa.
It will also focus on challenges faced by domestic courts in integrating such jurisprudence and explore potential solutions and best practices.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol), a dedicated half-day will discuss its contributions and achievements in protecting the rights of women in Africa.
Lady Justice Aboud stressed the importance of collaboration among regional and domestic courts, legal practitioners, and stakeholders to promote human rights and justice in Africa.
The Sixth African Judicial Dialogue was officially opened by Mr Nadir Larbaouni, Prime Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, representing President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Mr. Abderrachid Tabi, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals of the People's Republic of Algeria, performed the official welcome.