FG hails Anukam’s election as African Court on Human Rights judge


The Federal Government on Sunday congratulated Justice Stella Anukam on her election as one a judge of African Court on Human and People’s Rights.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who hailed the development in a message released to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja, said Anokam’s election was “a great victory for Nigeria”.

Anukam was elected among 11 new judges of the court.

“Nigeria secured the seat after fourth round of keenly contested election at the ongoing 31st African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government in Nouackchott, Mauritania.

“Anukam is currently Director, International and Comparative Law, Federal Ministry of Justice,” the minister, who attended the summit, said.

According to him, Anukam has a distinguished legal career spanning over 32 years and doubles as the National Coordinator on Human Rights Issues in Nigeria.

”A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Nigeria, Anukam was a former Director,…

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