On 11 July 2012, a delegation from the University of St Thomas in the United States of America (MINNESOTA), composed of twenty students accompanied by some of their teachers, visited the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Students from various faculties of the Minnesota-based University including those studying Leadership, Policy and Administration, Business, International Relations, etc came to the Court as part of their tour of the East African Region.
During their visit to the Court, the students met with Ms. Grace Wakio Kakai, one of the Legal Officers of the Court who was the Officer in Charge for the Registry of the Court. Ms. Grace Wakio Kakai briefed the students on the establishment of the Court, its mandate, jurisdiction, functions and future perspectives.
After the briefing, the delegation expressed their interest in the work of the Court and asked many questions seeking more information about the Court’s jurisdiction, its achievements, the outcome and enforcement of its decisions, etc.
The delegation appreciated the explanations received from the Court’s officers and commended the work done by the Court to date. They said that the experience and information they got during their visit will enhance their understanding of human rights on the African continent and contribute to the research they are engaged in.