Katureebe lands China Supreme Court job

Former Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe has been appointed as a member of the Expert Committee of The Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC)

By Our Team

Former Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe has been appointed  as a member of the Expert Committee of The Supreme People’s  Court of China (SPC) on adjudication of international commercial disputes barely six months after his retirement.

Katurebe will now serve a four year term as a member of the committee of experts for the SPC.

Katureebe’s appointment  letter reads in part:

“Bart Magunda Katureebe is appointed as a member of the International Commercial Court Expert Committee of the SPC for a four year term from December 8 2020 to December 8 2024.”

The letter also noted that, “taking account of your recognized expertise and extensive experience in legal fields, I am therefore  writing to you to invite you as a candidate member of the Committee. “

The SPC committee was established in August 2018 in order to ensure fair and effective operation of the China International Commercial Court (CICC) an organ of the SPC established  to adjudicate international commercial disputes

The committee  is comprised of of 31 leaders of important international organizations, legal experts,  eminent scholars  experienced judges,  outstanding lawyers, selected from differ countries and legal systems. 

Katureebe officially retired as Uganda’s  Chief Justice on June 20 2020 after clocking the mandatory age of 70 years.

His Deputy Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo replaced him and on Friday last week, the Judiciary  held a farewell ceremony  for him.

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