Last week, RWI’s Regional Africa Programme hosted the first Tripartite Judicial Dialogue in Africa!
The dialogue which occurred from 27-29 June 2022 aimed at enhancing cooperation between regional and sub-regional courts in Africa and strengthening the development of human rights in the continent.
As such, the event was attended by over 20 judges from the African Court of Human and People’s Rights (African Court), East African Court of Justice (EACJ), and ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (CCJ).
The judges, in collaboration with members of RWI’s Academic Network, reflected on the importance of the judiciary in promoting human rights and discussed, among other things, the jurisprudential developments of women’s rights cases, the indigenous people and electoral disputes.
By the end of the dialogue, the three courts agreed to promote and strengthen the contextualization of human rights standards and their implementation. The courts also recommended holding similar bi-annual dialogues, and regular jurisprudential and procedural exchange between international, regional and sub-regional courts.
We thank the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), German International Cooperation (GIZ) and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) for supporting this activity.