The Judges, among others, will examine about 60 applications and four requests for Advisory Opinions.
The session will also see two new Judges sworn-in and election of the new Bureau. The two new Judges were elected at last month’s AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. The two judges are: Lady-Justice Ntyam Ondo Mengue from Cameroon and Lady-Justice Marie Thérése Mukamulisa from Rwanda.
The term of office of four judges namely Justice Augustino Ramadhani (Tanzania), current President, Lady-Justice Elsie Thompson (Nigeria), Vice-President, Justice Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria) and Justice Duncan Tambala (Malawi)—will come to an end on 5 September, 2016.
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
1. The Court is composed of eleven judges, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.
2. The Court meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.
Further information can be obtained from the Court’s website at www.african-court.org.