Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, EBS, CBS (Rtd), is a former Judge and First Vice President of the International Criminal Court, at The Hague,The Netherlands. She is a lawyer and former judge of the High Court of Kenya. Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch is the First Chairperson of the Committee of African Union Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and served as the Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child from 2003 to 2009. She has also served as the inaugural head of the family division of the Kenyan High Court and a member of the Court of Appeal.
As a legal professional, she has had a pivotal role in negotiations between the African Union and the Government of Sudan to ratify the African charter and secure the rights of children, pursued a fact-finding mission to war-torn northern Uganda on the effects of the war on children, and chaired a task-force aimed at handling sexual offences in Kenya through the implementation of the new Sexual Offences Act, 2006.
The Committee of the Swiss Chinese Law Association warmly welcomes Her Excellency Judge Joyce Aluoch and hopes that Her Excellency will be able to promote the Association’s important role in more substantive public issues (e.g. promoting women’s equality, African issues, etc.) , as well as provide guidance in the Association’s Central African issues and share experiences in cross-cultural conflict resolution.