Delivering his Keynote address at the School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards who has been regarded as a global Icon said, “I am a Judge and have been one for the past 16 years, culminating in attaining the highest position as Chief Justice 4 years ago. At the same time, I am also a master’s holder from the University of London with a specialisation in International Dispute Resolution and a member of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Naturally, I share both the hats of an Arbitrator and a Judge while I spend most of my time in the sacred duty of judging.
With these qualifications, I might be one of the fittest persons to speak on the subject.”
Accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Justice, Umar Napoleon Koroma Esq, he said he was delighted and gratified to have been given the opportunity to share his expertise on International Arbitration to such a prestigious body, the African Arbitration Academy Conference, 2022.