The scene: a conference centre on the edge of Lake Victoria, in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, where the chief justices (or a representative) from more than 50 countries were gathered for Africa’s biggest judicial event.

Every second year, the African Court on Human & Peoples’ Rights hosts a "judicial dialogue" on human rights. But this year, for the first time, it was not held in the court’s base at Arusha, Tanzania.

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