The handover ceremony of the Court was held on 26 June, 2014 in the Appellate Division Chamber. The Handover ceremony was presided over by the Honourable Mohammed Dousa, Minister of Justice. Also in attendance were the Chief Justice of the Republic of Sudan, His Lordship Justice Dr. Haider Dafalla, Honourable Omar Alsharief, Minister of Trade of the Republic of Sudan and the State Minister in the Ministry of Justice who had taken his oath of office earlier on the same day and other senior government officials. The ceremony started with a brief background of the Court and its mandate which was outlined by Dr. Osama Mohamed Humeida of the Ministry of Justice. After the presentation on the background, mandate and role of the Court, Ambassador El-Hussainy, addressed the congregation.