ARUSHA, Tanzania, (Xinhua) --
Sylvain Oré of Cote d’Ivoire was re-elected as
president of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights,
according to a statement issued by the court in Arusha on
elections were held on Wednesday at the start of the 50th
ordinary session in Arusha.
Ben Kioko from Kenya
was elected as the deputy president for a second term of two
years, according to the statement.
appreciation speech, Oré pledged continuing commitment to ensure
that the court’s values and objectives are taken to higher
heights in the next two years.
Oré was elected for
the first time as Judge of the Court in 2010 for a four-year
term and was re-elected in 2014 for the second term.
court is composed of 11 judges. It meets four times a year in
ordinary sessions and may hold extra-ordinary sessions.