|Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo|
On Tuesday, 18 September 2012, Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo (Ghana) was elected President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights for a two-year term.
Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo was first elected as a Judge in 2006 for a two-year term and re-elected in 2008 for a six-year term. She was elected as Vice-President of the African Court in September 2008 for a two-year term and re-elected in September 2010 for a final two-year term. She is a
Judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana and a member of several organizations, including the Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute. Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo replaces Justice Gérard Niyungeko (Burundi) who served as the first President of the Court (2006-2008). Justice Niyungeko was reelected for a second time as President of the African Court for the period 2010-2012.
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