Name: Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch
Firm Name: Independent Mediator
Country: Kenya
Expertise: Mediation


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Professional Biography:

Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch is our exclusively recommended Mediation expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joyce directly using the contact details listed above.

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, I have 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.

Professional Awards:

  • International Peace Award from Premio Internazionale Semplicemente Donna in Florence-Italy (24th November 2023)
  • Mediator of the Year Award from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya branch. (8th November, 2023)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Accredited Trainer (Certificate of Accreditation) for Foundation Mediation Skills (Facilit 8TM)
  • Member, Chattered Institute of Arbitrators London and the Kenya Branch
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee of the newly formed Africa-Asia Mediation Association (AAMA)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration
  • African Arbitration Association
  • Mediation Association of Kenya
  • Kisumu Mediation Center

Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, EBS, CBS (Rtd) bears a wide range of extensive experience spanning over 45 years of active legal and judicial service.

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