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Friday, 06 July 2018 10:11

Arusha, 04 July 2018: Over 30 lawyers registered with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) to represent indigent Applicants will undergo a three-day training from 9 to 11 July 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania, the seat of the Court.

This is the second training conducted by the Court. The first was held in August last year where over 40 lawyers attended the training.

The President of the AfCHPR, Hon. Justice Sylvain Oré, said the training is aimed at equipping the lawyers with the Court’s judicial aspects and also update them on the legal aid scheme. ‘’At the end, the lawyers will be able to represent their clients effectively,’’ he added.

Currently 74 African lawyers have registered with the Court to represent indigent Applicants.


The AfCHPR was established by virtue of Article 1 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, to complement the protective mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, with a view to enhancing the protection of human rights on the continent.

1. The Court is composed of eleven Judges, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.
2. The Court meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.
3. As at 30 June 2018, the Court had received 178 applications and has finalized 48.

Further information on the Court can be obtained from the Court’s website at

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Dr Robert Eno, Registrar
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