Access to justice is an essential part of achieving both peace and sustainable development. When it comes to justice in Africa, and the linkages between peace and justice, who better to describe the realities of their own and international justice systems than African Chief Justices themselves.
In this #HagueTalks, Lady Justice Sophia Akuffo, Chief Justice of Ghana and Lady Justice Irene Mambilina, Chief Justice of Zambia, will explain what justice means to them. They will share their ideas and insights about the importance of justice for sustainable peace and development, as well as what role Africa and Africans will play in the dynamics of peace and justice. The Justices will also share personal experiences as female Justices in this challenging environment and talk about how to tackle the challenge of improving access to justice.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
- Sophia A. B. Akuffo is the Chief Justice of Ghana with both considerable experience in the Ghanaian private sector and as a judge at the Supreme Court and in a pioneering role – and later president – at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
- Irene Chirwa Mambilima is the Chief Justice of Zambia who has chaired Zambia’s Electoral Commission in both parliamentary and presidential polls and has taken part in election observation missions across Africa and led a mission monitoring Liberia’s presidential election.
Event moderator is Christina Moreno , an international law expert.
Join us for this inspiring conversation.
This #HagueTalks is part of the Arusha-The Hague programme and takes place during the visit of eight African Chief Justices and Justices to The Hague. The visiting Justices, from Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Gambia, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Tanzania will be present during the event. It is co-organized by RVO, Humanity Hub, AFIL, AIIL.
Come and join the dialogue, share your experiences, and learn from each other. Let connectivity and knowledge exchange lead to new insights and innovation.
In case you can’t make it to Humanity Hub, you can follow along via this live link. To take part in the discussion you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtag #HagueTalks to ask questions or make comments.