bart katureebe appointed china supreme court
The appointment ceremony of Katureebe took place in Shenzhen China on December 8, 2020. FILE PHOTO

Bart Katureebe has been appointed by the Supreme People’s Court of China to be a member of its Expert Committee.

Retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has been appointed by the Supreme People’s Court of China to be a member of its Expert Committee on the adjudication of international commercial disputes for the next four years. 

According to the press release by the Judiciary, Katureebe got the appointment barely six months after his retirement as Chief Justice of Uganda where he was replaced by his Deputy Owiny Dollo

His appointment letter read, “Bart Magunda Katureebe is as a member of the International Commercial Court 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”.

According to the press release this Expert Committee was established in August 2018 to ensure fair and effective operations of the China International Commercial Court and this is an organ of Supreme People’s Court established to adjudicate international commercial disputes. 

This committee has 31 leaders of important international organizations, legal experts, eminent scholars, experienced judges, outstanding lawyers and these are selected from different countries and legal systems.

The functions of this established committee include mediating international commercial disputes upon parties designation, providing expert opinion on applicable foreign laws and international conventions if entrusted by China International Commercial Court and giving future development of the China International Commercial Court.

bart katureebe appointed china supreme court
The appointment ceremony of Katureebe took place in Shenzhen China on December 8, 2020. FILE PHOTO

Katureebe invitation letter from the Supreme People’s Court reads follows, “Taking account of your recognized expertise and extensive experience in legal fields. l am therefore writing on behalf of CICC to invite you as a candidate member of the committee ”.

The appointment ceremony of Katureebe took place in Shenzhen China on December 8, 2020, and Justice Katureebe attended virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation but he made an eight-minute speech. 

“I am profoundly excited about this appointment, for it’s a high-level committee that will keep me professionally connected, he said.