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Dear Members,

The Annual Meeting of the ICCBA General Assembly will take place on Friday, 29 June 2018.

If you have any agenda items or proposals for resolutions, please email these to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 24 June 2018.

If you have any proposals for constitutional amendments, these must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  no later than 29 May 2018.

All information regarding the General Assembly and the Provisional Agenda is available at: https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/ga2018 , if you are planning on attending you will need to register on the website.

This email will outline the procedure and timeline for the nomination of candidates and how the elections will take place. Further detailed instructions will be provided on the electronic voting procedure in the near future.

1. SEATS AVAILABLE ON THE ICCBA CONSTITUTIONAL ORGANS

President – 1 seat (Article 9(2))

A person is officially nominated for election when supported by at least five Members. Nominations should be submitted at least five days before the Annual Meeting, i.e. 24 June 2018.

Executive Council – 14 seats (Article 9(2))

A person is officially nominated for election when supported by at least five Members. Nominations should be submitted at least five days before the Annual Meeting, i.e. 24 June 2018.

Professional Standards Advisory Committee – 5 seats (Article 19)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. At least two Members must be engaged in cases before the ICC or must have been engaged in a case during the three years preceding the elections.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

Defence Committee – 7 seats (Article 21)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. At least three Members must be engaged in cases before the ICC or must have been engaged in a case during the three years preceding the elections.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

Victims Committee – 7 seats (Article 21)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. At least three Members must be engaged in cases before the ICC or must have been engaged in a case during the three years preceding the elections.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

Counsel Support Staff Committee – 7 seats (Article 25)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. This Committee is comprised of Associate and Affiliate Members, therefore no List Counsel are eligible to run for election for this Committee. At least three Members must be engaged in cases before the ICC or must have been engaged in a case during the three years preceding the elections.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

Legal Advisory Committee – 5 seats (Article 29)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. This Committee is comprised of three Full Members and two Associate Members.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

Membership Committee – 5 seats (Article 27)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. This Committee is comprised of five Full Members who should all be on the List of Counsel.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

Training Committee – 5 seats (Article 34)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. This Committee is comprised of three Full Members and two Associate Members.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

Amicus Committee – 5 seats (Article 36)

A minimum number of nominations is not required to run for this Committee and self-nomination is permitted. This Committee is comprised of three Full Members and two Associate Members.

Nominations should be submitted by 19 June.

2. NOMINATIONS

Nominations for each Committee can be made via the online form available at: https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/nominations

If there are any problems using the form, you can email nominations to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. BIOGRAPHIES OF CANDIDATES

Candidates who are running for a position should send a photo and a 200 word biography in French and/or English to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. ELECTIONS

Elections will open on the day of the Annual Meeting, Friday 29 June from 1000 CET until Saturday, 30 June at 1800 CET. To facilitate as many people as possible taking part in the elections an electronic voting system will be established. Each registered member will be issued with a unique voting link or unique code and will only be permitted to vote once. All votes will be anonymous.

5. VOTING BY PROXY

If a member is unable to vote either in person or electronically he or she may vote by proxy (Article 7(3)). A Full Member may represent up to five Full Members by proxy (Article 7(4)) and an Associate Member may represent up to three Associate Members by proxy (Article 7(5)). If a person intends to vote by proxy he or she must email the ICCBA no later than 24 June at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  informing of who will cast their vote by proxy.

6. ELECTION RULES

The Election Rules are available on the website at: https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/nominations

7. ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE

Only members in good standing i.e. those who have paid their membership fees, are eligible to stand for election and cast a vote in the election.

8. PUBLICATION OF CANDIDATES

Candidates for the elections and their biographies will be available at: https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/elections

 

***FRENCH***

 

Chers membres,

Le vendredi 29 juin 2018 se tiendra l'Assemblée Générale annuelle de l'ABCPI.

Si vous voulez rajouter des points à l'ordre du jour ou des propositions de résolutions, veuillez les envoyer par courriel à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.au plus tard le 24 juin 2018.

Si vous avez des propositions pour des amendements constitutionnels, veuillez les envoyer par courriel à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. au plus tard le 29 Mai 2018.

Toutes les informations concernant l'Assemblée générale et l'ordre du jour provisoire sont disponibles sur: https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/ga2018 , si vous prévoyez d'y assister, vous devrez vous inscrire sur le site Web.

Le but de ce courriel est d’exposer la procédure et le calendrier pour la nomination des candidats ainsi que le déroulement des élections. Des instructions plus détaillées sur la procédure de vote électronique seront fournies dans un proche avenir.

 1. SIÈGES STATUTAIRES À POURVOIR

Président - 1 siège (article 9-2 des Statuts)

Une personne est officiellement nominée candidate au poste de Président de l’ABCPI si elle recueille le soutien d’au moins cinq membres. Le dépôt de candidatures aura lieu au plus tard cinq jours avant l'Assemblée Générale annuelle, soit le 24 juin 2018.

Conseil exécutif - 14 sièges (article 9-2)

Une personne est officiellement nominée candidate au poste de membre du Conseil exécutif si elle recueille le soutien d’au moins cinq membres. Le dépôt de candidatures aura lieu au plus tard cinq jours avant l'Assemblée Générale annuelle, soit le 24 juin 2018.

Comité consultatif des normes professionnelles - 5 sièges (article 19)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Au moins deux membres doivent être engagés dans une procédure devant la CPI ou avoir été engagés dans une procédure au cours des trois années précédant l’élection.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

Comité de la Défense - 7 sièges (article 21)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Au moins trois membres doivent être engagés dans une procédure devant la CPI ou avoir été engagés dans une procédure au cours des trois années précédant l’élection.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

Comité des Victimes - 7 sièges (article 23)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Au moins trois membres doivent être engagés dans une procédure devant la CPI ou avoir été engagés dans une procédure au cours des trois années précédant l’élection.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

Comité du personnel d’appui aux Conseils - 7 sièges (article 25)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Ce comité est composé de membres associés et affiliés. Par conséquent, aucun membre inscrit sur la liste des conseils ne peut se présenter à l’élection de ce comité. Au moins trois membres doivent être engagés dans une procédure devant la CPI ou avoir été engagés dans une procédure au cours des trois années précédant l’élection.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

Comité des avis juridique - 5 sièges (article 27)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Ce comité est composé de trois membres à part entière et de deux membres associés.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

Comité des adhésions - 5 sièges (article 29)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Ce comité est composé de cinq membres à part entière, tous inscrits sur la liste des conseils.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

Comité de la formation - 5 sièges (article 34)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Ce comité est composé de trois membres à part entière et de deux membres associés.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

Comité des Amici curiae - 5 sièges (article 36)

Un nombre minimum de nominations n'est pas obligatoire pour ce comité et l'auto-nomination est autorisée. Ce comité est composé de trois membres à part entière et de deux membres associés.

Les candidatures doivent être soumises avant le 19 juin.

2. NOMINATIONS

Les candidatures pour chaque comité peuvent être faites via le formulaire en ligne disponible ici:  https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/nominations

S'il y a des problèmes lors de l'utilisation du formulaire, les candidatures peuvent être envoyées par courrier électronique à l’adresse suivante : elections@iccba-abcpi.org

3. BIOGRAPHIES DES CANDIDATS

Les candidats qui se présentent à un poste doivent envoyer une photo et une biographie de 200 mots en français et/ou en anglais à l’adresse suivante : elections@iccba-abcpi.org

4. ÉLECTIONS

Les élections s'ouvriront le jour de l'Assemblée Générale annuelle, du vendredi 29 juin 2018 à 10h00 (heure d’Europe centrale) au samedi 30 juin 2018 à 18h00 (heure d’Europe centrale). Afin de favoriser une plus grande participation aux élections, un système de vote électronique sera mis en place.

Chaque membre inscrit recevra un lien de vote unique ou un code unique et ne sera autorisé à voter qu'une seule fois. Tous les votes seront anonymes.

5. VOTE PAR PROCURATION

Si un membre est incapable de voter en personne ou par voie électronique, il peut voter par procuration (article 7-3). Un membre à part entière peut représenter jusqu'à cinq membres à part entière par procuration (article 7-4) et un membre associé peut représenter jusqu'à trois membres associés par procuration (article 7-5). Une personne désirant voter par procuration doit envoyer un courrier électronique à l’ABCPI au plus tard deux jours avant l’Assemblée Générale annuelle (c’est-à-dire au plus tard le 27 juin 2017) à l’adresse : elections@iccba-abcpi.org,  en communiquant le nom de la personne qui votera en ses lieu et place.

6. RÈGLEMENT DES ÉLECTIONS

Les règles relatives à l’organisation des élections sont disponibles sur le site Web à l'adresse suivante:  https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/nominations

7. CONDITIONS DE VOTE ET D’ÉLIGIBILITÉ

Seuls les membres en règle, c'est-à-dire ceux qui ont payé leur cotisation, peuvent se présenter aux élections et voter aux élections.

8. PUBLICATION DE LA LISTE DES CANDIDATS

Les candidats aux élections et leurs biographies seront disponibles sur:https://www.iccba-abcpi.org/elections

 

ENTRY VISA FOR AFRICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, NAIROBI, KENYA.

JULY 22ND – 27TH, 2018.

 

VISA ON ARRIVAL

ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS AT THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL GET THEIR VISA ON ARRIVAL AT THE JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

 

REGISTERED CONFEREES WILL BE EXPECTED TO PRESENT THEIR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND THEN PROCEED TO PAY FIFTY US DOLLARS ($50) FOR THE VISA

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INTER AFRICAN TRADE

Doing Good Business in Africa for Africans

The Business Round Table is an initiative of the African Bar Association founded on the vision of African Bar Association and is charged with the responsibility of creating conversations and stimulating thoughts among lawyers, business leaders, corporations, government and non-governmental agencies on very critical issues that can promote businesses and the overall welfare of Africans.

With its network of lawyers spread across all the African countries, it is obvious that the association can leverage its advantage added to its depth of knowledge to attract knowledge men and women to participate in arguments and cutting edge conversations to initiate and influence laws that can be applied for the overall well-being of the African continent.

It is no news that Africa is faced with a myriad of Financial, Socio-Political and leadership challenges. It is therefore our view that this platform will create the first opportunity of its kind where the network of lawyers can be leveraged to draw the attention of industry leaders and tap from their experience to reposition Africa in the comity of nations.

The framework for the Round Table has been designed in such a way that it will tap from the vision of African Bar Association and its programs will be aligned with that of the Association in as much as it can develop programs that can foster thought provoking engagements and policy buildings for improved collaboration among African states and elimination of poverty.

In February 2018, the president of African Bar Association contacted and advised Mr. George Agu, an IT Professional and Founder of ActivEdge Technologies (a Pan African Information Technology Company) of his appointment to stand in as the chair of the African Business Roundtable in Nairobi, Kenya – 2018 and collaborate with Trade and Investment Committee, whose founding members were working on the development and promotion of the Business Roundtable under the chairmanship of Barr. Mark-Anthony Nduka-Eze.

The theme of this year’s business Round Table will centre on INTER AFRICAN TRADE – Doing Good Business in Africa for Africans.

In the medium to long term, the Round Table organizing committee has resolved to immediately appoint a deputy Chairman from any of the four African Regions (except the region where the conference Chair comes from) to support the chairman’s efforts and create additional responsibility matrix that can be offered to capable representatives in other countries as first respondents. It also aims to recruit four Regional Coordinators representing West, East, North and Southern African Regions.

Some of the initial responsibilities that the planning committee was able to come up with include:

  1. Define the objectives and expectations of the business Roundtable conference.
  2. Define key deliverables on the conference.
  • Define key success factors to having good business roundtable
  1. Define some short, medium and long term goals and objectives and the Business Round Table.

The Business Round Table also targets to be in a position to render the following services to its members:

  1. Policy Advocacy-This remains a strong mandate done through our various proposed programs such as business round table, Quarterly business Luncheon, Press Briefing, Groups’ Seminars/Symposia, Business Networking and Representatives to African countries.
  2. Business Advisory Services-The Secretariat will be strengthened to provide business advisory services to members.
  3. Harmonization of business Immigration Policies across African countries to facilitate investment and Trade visas.
  4. Letters of introduction to Embassies-Members who intend to travel within and outside Africa will be given letters of introduction (on request) to facilitate visa application.

It is also expected that the Round Table will offer a unique networking opportunities to members to:

  • Increase Network and contacts
  • Offer Member referral Service
  • AFBA Business Roundtable partnership with other business organizations in Africa and Globally
  • Increase in African outreach through Membership Directory and advertisement and on our website and journals.

Participation of Members in Panel Discussions and sectorial groups. It was agreed that prospective members should volunteer to join these Sectorial Groups of the AFBA Business Roundtable

  1. Oil and Gas
  2. Information Communication Technology & Telecommunication
  3. Industrial Group
  4. Transport Group
  5. Education Group
  6. Small & Medium Scale Enterprise Group
  7. Construction and Engineering Group
  8. Financial Services Group
  9. Professional Practices Group
  10. Agricultural Group
  11. Automobile and Allied Group
  12. Hotel, Tourism & Entertainment Group
  13. Fashion
  14. Export Group
  15. Power Sector
  16. Real Estate Sector Group

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Foundation Members include the following:

African Business Round Table;

  1. Joyce Williams of Armooh –Williams PLC,
  2. Jill Juma of Cuts International
  3. Ambassador Uwaifo
  4. Osasuwa Osai, MD- Farmforte
  5. Mark-Anthony Nduka-eze
  6. Philip Obioha
  7. Nick Mwendwa
  8. Tawanda Nyambirai
  9. Yusuf-Blue Camel Energy (Solar Power)
  10. Ifechukwude Okonjo, MD-Chevy Chase
  11. Okey Akobundu-Okey Akobundu
  12. Samantha Iwowo, MD-Numero Uno Artistry
  13. Ify Corona, MD- Regi Roma
  14. Feyi Tayo, MD-Sailors Restaurant
  15. Mr. Ambrose Egbosimba, MD- Tau Driving Academy (UK) Ltd

Highlight of Prospective projects earmarked for the Business Round Table include: 

  • E- Library: An interactive, technology driven online compendium of laws of different countries that will harmonize the body of African Legal rules in different legal disciplines.
  • Vocational ICT training for youths and young graduates to train in all aspects of new technology such as networking, cyber security and cloud computing to drive youth employment in partnership with Samsung and Huawei Technologies.
  • Creative Education for the Girl child driven by technology
  • Introduction of smart Education and creative learning in Secondary Schools and Universities across African countries in collaboration with Global OEM companies such as Samsung and Huawei.
  • Advocacy to harmonize Pension Funds, Increase access to dollar denominated Loans at affordable costs, etc.

The Business Roundtable is scheduled to hold in four regions of Africa every year, and is designed to work in such a way that Parliamentary members, Consular officials/Embassies, Attorney Generals of various African countries and business communities will participate at the business round table conference.

Contacts:

Barrister: Mark-anthony Nduka-eze, Chairman-Committee for Business Immigration, Trade and Investment. Tel: +234-8022221015. Email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

George Agu-Chairman of African Business Roundtable –Nairobi Conference-2018

Tel: +234-803-958-2985  Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jovita Maduike-Project Manager

Tel: +234-803 491-6445  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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