20 October 2020 08:37 AM

4th African Chief Justices Conference

Monday، 24 February 2020 - 02:47 PM

The Fourth Cairo Conference of Chief Justices of Supreme Courts in Africa kicked off on Saturday 22/2/2020. The convention is organized by the Supreme Constitutional Court under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

The conference, which will conclude on February 25, discusses mechanisms of legal interpretation adopted across Africa, combating terrorism from a constitutional perspective, factors of transparancy, integrity, and anti-corruption, upgrading the professional capacity of the judiciary, and coping with information technology development and digitalization to maintain the rule of law.

The conference also tackles the criminalization of certain practices on social media, social rights, sustainable development, electoral fairness and the role of the judiciary in the process in light of different views on the judicial supervision of elections as well as the protection of environment and urban life.

The attendees represent 35 countries and include 100 judges in addition to the ambassadors of invited countries, and international experts.

Activities

Saturday 22/2/2020

Cairo's fourth high-level meeting for Africa's chief judges kicked off here under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The meetings are set conclude on Tuesday. The opening was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and a number of ministers, including Justice Minister Omar Marwan and State Minister of Military Production Mohamed al-Assar.

Egypt seeks achieving justice, development in all African countries

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said that Egypt seeks to achieve justice and sustainable development in all African countries through cooperating with them.

Speaking at the opening of the fourth high-level meeting of heads of the African constitutional and supreme courts and constitutional councils in Cairo, Madbouli highlighted various achievements made during Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union (AU).

Convening under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Cairo meeting was attended by Minister of Justice Omar Marwan and Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Saeed el Assar along with heads and members of various judicial bodies in addition to 35 delegations from African countries alongside international experts specialized in constitutional jurisprudence.

Madbouli shed light on Silencing the Guns initiative, as an example of the key initiatives presented to boost cooperation in the African continent in addition to the AU institutional reform which was carried out during Egypt's chairmanship of the pan-African body.

He also underscored Egypt's efforts in promoting the aspirations of the African countries at various international forums including Munich Security Conference and Beijing forum among others.

Sunday 23/2/2020

Participants of the Cairo's fourth high-level meeting of chief judges of African supreme courts and constitutional councils called for institutionalizing and documenting their annual meetings in Cairo in order to give it the discretion to carry out activities within the continental framework.

They expressed wishes to convene the meeting on an annual base and turn it into an institution that operates under the umbrella of the African Union.

The meeting, which was attended by some 100 senior African chief judges from 35 nations, observed two-day intensive consultations on a set of key topics of common interest that culminated in the "Fourth Cairo Declaration for 2020".

The participants of the meeting hailed the progress achieved in the first stage of the "judicial and constitutional digital database" and African information platform that was launched by the Supreme Constitutional Court in 2019 to digitally preserve African constitutions and relevant legislation.

Meanwhile, the African chief judges asserted the commitment of the African judiciary to maintaining and achieving sustainable development.

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