Retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe appointed to the Supreme Court of China

Bart Magunda Katureebe

Retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has been appointed to the International Commercial Court Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of China.

In a letter dated 09th December 2020, from the Judiciary shows Katureebe, who retired from the Supreme Court has been appointed on a four-year contract.

“We warmly congratulate retired Chief JusticeBart Magunda Katureebe on his appointment as a member of International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.” tweeted the Chinese Embassy in Uganda.

“This is to certify that Bart Magunda Katureebe is appointed as a member of International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China for a four-year term from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2024,” reads in part the appointment letter.

The expert Committee was established in August 2018 in order to ensure the fair and effective operation of the China International Commercial Court (CICC), an organ of Supreme People’s Court established to adjudicate international commercial disputes.

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He will be among the 31 leaders of important international organizations, legal experts’ eminent scholars and experienced judges selected from different countries and legal systems.

The core functions of the Committee are; mediating international commercial disputes upon parties designation, providing expert opinion on applicable foreign laws and international conventions if entrusted by the CICC and giving advice on the future development of the CICC.

Bart Magunda Katureebe is a Ugandan judge and the former Chief Justice of Uganda. He was appointed to that position on 5 March 2015. Before that, he was a justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda.

Katureebe officially retired as Uganda’s Chief Justice on June 20, 2020, after clocking the mandatory age of 70. His Deputy, Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo, replaced him. On Friday last week, Judiciary held a farewell ceremony for Katureebe.

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