July 26, 2023

SADC Committee of Ministers of Justice/Attorneys General met to consider related draft legal instruments

The hybrid Meeting of the Committee of Ministers of Justice/Attorneys General of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held on the 20th July 2023 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to review progress made on decisions taken at its previous meeting and considered the draft legal instruments to be recommended to SADC Council of Ministers and Summit of Heads of State and Government for consideration, approval, adoption and signature.


SADC Deputy Executive Secretary for Corporate Affairs, Ambassador Joseph Nourrice on behalf of the SADC Executive Secretary, His Excellency Mr. Elias M. Magosi reminded the Committee that since their last meeting in July 2022, Council and various SADC Sectoral Ministerial Committees convened to deliberate on matters concerning their strategic areas of focus in their respective sectors in pursuit to fast-tracking the SADC Regional Integration Agenda. Some notable outcomes emanating from these various institutions of SADC require legal review, guidance, and clearance from this Committee.


In his keynote address, His Excellency Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyende, Prime Minister and Head of Government, Democratic Republic of Congo expressed satisfaction that the matter relating to the SADC Tribunal as a mechanism for disputes settlement was on the agenda with a view to come up with resolutions on how disputes can be revolved in Member States.