Justice Sir Dennis Adjei to be sworn in at 66th Ordinary session of African Court
Justice Sir Dennis Adjei was elected, alongside Cameroonian judge, Justice Ntyam Ondo Mengue, at the just-ended 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union
Ghana’s Court of Appeal judge, Justice Sir Dennis Adjei, is set to be sworn-in at the opening of the 66th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights on August 29, 2022 in Arusha, Tanzania following his election last Saturday.
Justice Sir Dennis Adjei was elected to serve as a judge on the Court's panel, alongside Cameroonian judge, Justice Ntyam Ondo Mengue, at the just-ended 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union.
The court is composed of eleven judges nominated by member states of the AU and elected by the latter's Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
Judges serve six-year terms and may only be re-elected once. The president of the court resides and works full-time in Arusha, while the other ten judges work on a part-time basis. Registry, managerial, and administrative functions are executed by a registrar.
Justice Adjei will be the 11th judge of the court, replacing a Rwandan, Justice Marie Therese Mukamulisa, who occupied the seat prior to it being declared vacant in May 2022 by the African Union.
His election comes years after the first Ghanaian, a former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, rose from being a member to becoming the president of the court some few years ago.