Uganda’s Chief Justice Emeritus Bart Katureebe has been appointed as a member of the International Commercial Court Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.
This prestigious international appointment comes at the time when Katureebe retired from Uganda’s Supreme Court on 29th June 20 2020 after serving for five years as a Chief Justice.
According to the Statement dated December 9th 2020 issued by the Judiciary , Katureebe has been given a contract of four years starting yesterday up to December 8 2024.
Justice was picked on account of his recognized expertise and extensive experiences in legal fields.
The Judiciary says that to show that Katureebe is interested in this job, yesterday he attended virtually the prestigious appointment ceremony held in Shenzhen China and made an eight minute speech where he largely shared his opinion and experience about the operations of the commercial courts.
According to his appointment letter, Katureebe will be one of the 31 leaders of important international organizations , legal experts eminent scholars , experienced judges selected from different countries and legal systems .
The committee which was established two years ago was particularly put in place to ensure fair and effective operation of the China International Commercial Court -CICC a. Organ of the Supreme People’s Court established to adjudicate international commercial disputes
The said committee is charged with mediating international commercial disputes upon parties’ designation , providing expert opinion on applicable foreign laws and international conventions if entrusted by CICC and giving advice on future development of their commercial Court.
Katureebe had previously said he was going to retire to look after his goats.