Liberia’s Solicitor General and Chief Prosecutor, Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus, has been appointed as the maiden Chairman of the Advisory Council of the African Bar Association based on the recommendation of former Presidents of the continental legal body who recently attended the annual conference held in Niamey, Republic of Niger.
According to reports from the conference, the erudite legal mind as Chairman, will lead the process of working with former Presidents, international jurists and politicians in providing a platform to defend democracy, good governance, rule of law and human rights.
The reports further stated that the new council will have in its members, former presidents, eminent jurists, politicians and economists of the Bar.
It can be recalled that Cllr Cephus while making a remark at the conference had called on his fellow legal practitioners to summon the courage to defend democracy in the face of the threat to good governance, rule of law and participatory democracy where military men are gradually returning to saddle of leadership on the continent as the result of bad leadership practices in a number of African countries by their leaders.
It was reported that his message resonated well with the participants and that might have informed the decision of the august body to conferred on him the appointment.
Based on the recommendation of the former Presidents attending the African Bar Association in Niamey, Republic of Niger,Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus has been formally appointed as Chairman of the newly established “Advisory Council” of former Presidents, eminent jurists, politicians and economists of the Bar. As chair,he is expected to coordinate the advocacy programs in defense of democracy, rule of law,human rights and good governance.