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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Begins 40th Ordinary Session on 29 February

Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:59

39Two public hearings scheduled during the session

Arusha, 25 February, 2016: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR)

will hold its 40th Ordinary Session from 29 February to 18 March 2016 at its seat in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania.

The Judges, among others, will examine on over 50 applications and four requests for Advisory Opinions.

During the session, there will be two public hearings in respect of the following matters:

(i) Application 001/2014- Action pour la Protection des Droits de I’Homme  APDH v Republic of Côte d’Ivoire on 
3 March, 2016.

(ii) Application 003/2014- Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza v. Republic of Rwanda on 
4 March, 2016..

In the first application, APDH, among others, alleges violation by the Côte d’Ivoire government of Articles 3 and 17 of the Charter.

In the second application, the Applicant, among others, contends that her fundamental rights as enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in particular Articles 7, 10, 18, have been violated and she is seeking a remedy before the Court.

The public hearings will be held at the Kibo Hall at the AfCHPR premises at the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) buildings, Burka area, along Dodoma Road.

The hearings will begin at 9:00 am prompt and the public is invited. Those wishing to attend the hearings should send their names to the following:

Registrar’s Office :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy to Mr. Sukhdev Chhatbar, Senior Information and Communication Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Both hearings will be live-streamed via the link http://original.livestream.com/afchpr
        
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
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 meet in Extra-Ordinary Session.
3. Up to 31 January, 2016, the Court had received 74 applications of which 25 have been finalized. Four applications have been transferred to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Further information can be obtained from the Court’s website at www.african-court.org.

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