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The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Court) is a continental court established by African countries to ensure protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.Read more...
New Staff Members Sworn-in at the African Court
On 26 February 2013, two (2) newly recruited staff members of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights took oath of office, in conformity with Rule 24 (2) of the Rules of the Court.
The ceremony, which took place before the President of the Court, Hon. Lady Justice Sophia A-B. Akuffo, in the presence of the Registrar, Dr Robert Eno, was conducted at the Seat of the Court in Arusha, Tanzania, and witnessed by a number of other staff members. The new staff members, one after the other, swore or solemnly declared to discharge the duties incumbent upon them with loyalty, discretion and good conscience. They also committed themselves to faithfully observe the provisions of the Protocol establishing the Court, as well as the Rules of Court.
Name: African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Seat: Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania
President: Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo (Ghana)
Vice/President: Justice Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria)
Registrar: Dr Robert Eno (Cameroon)
Mandate: Judicial Protection of Human Rights in Africa
Working Languages: Arabic, English, French and Portuguese. However, the Court will receive an application written in any African language.
Jurisdiction: All cases and disputes submitted to it concerning the interpretation and application of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the Protocol and any other relevant human rights instrument ratified by the States concerned.Read more...