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I practise/work in
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • None of the above but have an interest in International ADR
If you don't practise international arbitration/international ADR, how do you promote it in Africa?
I practise international ADR and thus promote it in Africa.
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Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch(Rtd)
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
Country of Birth
If non-African, how do you promote Africans in international arbitration/ADR?
English, Kiswahili
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Mediator/Conciliator
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
**Served as a Higher court of record judge in an African jurisdiction
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • Professional Services
Other Speciality (Please Specify)
Family Law and Succession
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
1)Masters Degree in International Affairs,Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in Boston,USA.
2)Law Degree University of Nairobi-1973
3)Post Graduate Diploma, Kenya School of Law-1974
4)Certificate of Membership of Chartered Institute of Arbitration-London-2016
5)International Chamber of Commerce(ICC), Certificate of Achievement-2015
6)Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute-London,2017
7)Accredited Trainer for Mediation Foundation Skills-Strathmore University Dispute Resolution Centre-Kenya, 2018
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
1)Court Annexed Mediation Panel, High Court-KENYA
3)Strathmore College, Dispute Resolution Centre
4) Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration, serving in the local and international Panels of Mediation.
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Co-founder of Aequitas Mediators (, jointly with Ms Surinder Kapila.

Previously served 9 years as Judge and Vice-President of International Criminal Court at The Hague.

Prior to that was a Judge of Court of Appeal and High Court in Kenya, having started judicial career as a Magistrate.

I have a total of 44 years as a judicial officer, from June 1974 to April 2018, when i retired from the ICC.
Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, EBS, CBS, (Retired) is a former Judge and First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, The Netherlands.
Prior to that, she was a Judge of the Court of Appeal and High Court in Kenya, having been appointed the second woman Judge in Kenya.
She has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs (GMAP), from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA, which granted her the Distinguished Achievement Award in April 2015, and in September 2018, the same University awarded her its top Award, ”The Class of 1947 Award” (honoris causa ),making her the first black person to receive such an honour only bestowed on one who has embodied the school’s mission and its founding ideals throughout their career. She also has an LLB Degree from the University of Nairobi, and Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
Upon retirement from the bench in March 2018, Justice Aluoch successfully moved her legal profession to ADR, particularly Mediation. She is a Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute (IMI), a Certified Advanced Mediator (CAM) and a Chartered Mediator (ICMC) MTI-East Africa, as well as an Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution Centre, London-UK. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, and the Kenya branch, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Peace Palace, (The Hague), Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration and African Arbitration Association. She conducts mediations under the High Court Annexed Mediation program, Kenya, as well as FIDA-Kenya, and private mediations. She is an Accredited Trainer for Foundation Mediation Skills of the Strathmore University Dispute Resolution Centre. She has recently been appointed a Board Member of Mediators Beyond Borders International, Chair of the Advisory Board of the newly formed Africa-Asia Mediation Association, and Patron of Kisumu Mediation Centre.
She is a recipient of several international and national awards. These include the Presidential honours of Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), First Class Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS), and The Trail Blazer Award (2018), for services rendered to the Kenyan nation.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Masters Degree in International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.
LLB Degree, University of Nairobi
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Employment
  • Partnership
  • Sale of Goods
Other Agreement (Please specify)
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Article on the Courts intervention in Arbitration was published in the newsletter of the Chartered of Arbitrator's-London.
Several articles prepared and delivered at conferences in arbitration and mediation.
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