By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - Retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, who retired in June 2020, has been hired by the Supreme Court of China as a member of its Expert Committee on the adjudication of international commercial disputes for the next four years.
“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,” the appointment letter read in portion.
Established in August 2018, the expert Committee seeks to ensure the fair and effective operation of the China International Commercial Court (CICC). It is an organ of the Supreme People’s Court established to adjudicate international commercial disputes.
Besides, the Committee's core functions 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.
The committee is constituted of 31 leaders of important international organizations, legal experts, eminent scholars, experienced judges, outstanding lawyers who are selected from different countries and legal systems.
“I am profoundly excited about this appointment, for it is a high-level Committee that will keep me professionally connected,” Justice Katureebe said.
Justice Katureebe who retired mid this year, was replaced by the current Chief Justice Alfonse Owinyi-Dollo.