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Judge Bossa

Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa is a national of the Republic of Uganda. She was elected Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in June 2014, for a term of six years.
Judge Bossa is a highly accomplished Judge with over twenty-seven years of legal and judicial work experience at national, regional and international level.  She has considerable exposure and experience in international judicial practice, international human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and constitutional law.   
She has served as Judge with the High Court or Uganda for sixteen years (1997-2013). The East African Court of Justice for five years (2001-2006), United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) for nine and half years (2003-2013) and currently serves as Judge on the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court for Uganda.
Before joining the Bench, she was a Lecturer/Law Reporter at the Law Development Centre of Uganda for seventeen years (1981-1997). She has, been a human rights activist since 1980 and has founded/chaired non-profit Organizations in human rights like the East African Law Society. The East African Centre for Constitutional Development, the Uganda Network on HIV, AIDS, Ethics and the Law, the Uganda Law Society, among others. She has also chaired government bodies like the Law Council and the National Steering Committee on Community Service,
On the international scene, she is a member of the International Commission of Jurists, the international Association of Women Judges, the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights and the East African Judges and Magistrate's Association, among others. At national level, she is a member of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Uganda Chapter, the National Association of Women Judges, and the Uganda Association of Judges and Magistrates.
As a Bar leader, she is well trained on improving access to justice, constitutional and democratic governance, leadership skills, among others. She contributed significantly towards the establishment of the East African Law Society, the East African Centre for Constitutional Development (Kituo cha Katiba), and the Uganda Network on Law, Ethics, HIV and the Law. She also participated through the aegis of the International Commission for Jurists, in the initial stages of drafting of the Additional Protocol on Women to the African Charter.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) Honors from Makerere University. She is a candidate for a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from the University of London. She has received various national, regional and inter-national awards in recognition of her distinguished services as a legal practitioner, judge and human rights activist.

 

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  • AFRICAN COURT JUDGES TO MAKE BENCH-MARKING VISIT TO THE ECOWAS COURT OF JUSTICE

    Arusha, 17 April 2019: A delegation of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, led by its President Hon. Justice Sylvain Oré, will make a one-week working visit to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice and also meet key Nigerian officials from 29 April to 4 May 2019 in Abuja.

  • AFRICAN COURT ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS TO DELIVER SIX JUDGMENTS

    Arusha, 26 March 2019: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights will deliver five Judgments on Thursday (28 March 2019) and one on Friday (29 March 2019) at the close of its four-week sitting of the 52nd Ordinary Session at its Seat in Arusha, Tanzania.

  • AFRICAN COURT BEGINS 52ND ORDINARY SESSION

    Arusha, 02 March, 2019: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights will begin its 52nd Ordinary Session on Monday, 4 March 2019, at its Seat in Arusha, Tanzania. The four-week session will end on 29 March.

  • AFRICAN COURT AND UN RIGHTS OFFICE SIGN MOU TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONS

    Addis Ababa, 9 February 2019: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN- OHCHR) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration and strengthen relations in the promotion and protection of human rights.

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