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# # Advisory opinion Received Opinion date Status Action
14 1 Order on Request for Advisory Opinion No.001/2011 Requested by the Republic of Mali 12 May 2011 07 Mar 2012 Struck out
12 2 Order on Request for Advisory Opinion No. 002/2011 Requested by Advocate Marcel Ceccaldi on Behalf of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 23 Aug 2011 13 Mar 2012 Struck out
10 3 Order on Request for Advisory Opinion No 001/2012 on The legal and human rights consequences arising from systematic and widespread extreme poverty in Nigeria, Requested by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) 01 Mar 2012 15 Mar 2013 Struck out
11 4 Order on Request for Advisory Opinion No 002/2012 On the decision of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to suspend the SADC Tribunal, requested by the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) and Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) 23 Nov 2012 15 Mar 2013 Struck out
6 5 Decision on Advisory Opinion No. 001/2013 On the meaning of an African Organisation Recognised by the African Union and whether extreme, systemic and widespread poverty is a violation of certain provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, In particular, Article 2 thereof which prohibits discrimination based on "any other status”, Requested by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) 14 Mar 2013 26 May 2017 Struck out
9 6 Advisory Opinion No.002/2013 On the Standing of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Requested by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 20 Nov 2013 05 Dec 2014 Finalized
7 7 Order on Request for Advisory Opinion No 001/2014 On Whether the treaty obligations of an African State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to cooperate with the ICC is superior to the obligation of that State to comply with African Union Resolutions calling for non-cooperation of its members with the ICC, requested by Coalition for the International Criminal Court, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project, the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) and the Women Advocates Documentation Centre (WARDC) 28 Mar 2014 05 Jun 2015 Struck out
5 8 Decision on Advisory Opinion No 002/2014 On Institution of legal action before the African Commission on Human and peoples’ Rights or the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights following an unconstitutional change of government, Requested by Rencontre Africain pour la Defense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO) 19 Jun 2014 28 Sep 2017 Struck out
8 9 Order on Request for Advisory Opinion No 001/2015 On Whether the treaty obligations of an African State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to cooperate with the ICC is superior to the obligation of that State to comply with African Union Resolutions calling for non-cooperation of its members with the ICC, Requested by Coalition for the International Criminal Court, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project, the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) and the Women Advocates Documentation Centre (WARDC) 28 Mar 2014 29 Nov 2015 Struck out
4 10 Decision on Request for Advisory Opinion No 002/2015 On Interpretation of the term “considered” in Article 59 (3) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights regarding the Activity Report of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Requested by Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and Coalition of African Lesbians 02 Nov 2015 28 Sep 2017 Struck out
3 11 Decision on Request for Advisory Opinion No 001/2016 On State Obligations under Article 6(d) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa requested by Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, Federation of Women Lawyers, Kenya, Women’s Legal Centre, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre and Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association 08 Jan 2016 28 Sep 2017 Struck out
2 12 Decision on Request for Advisory Opinion No 002/2016 On the consistency with the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights of the Draft Model Law on Mining on Community Land in Africa, requested by L'Association Africaine de Defense des Droits de l'Homme 08 Jul 2016 28 Sep 2017 Struck out
1 13 Advisory Opinion No 001/2018 On the compatibility of Vagrancy Laws with the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and other human rights instruments applicable in Africa, requested by Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) 11 May 2018 04 Dec 2020 Finalized
13 14 Advisory Opinion No 001/2020, On the right to participate in the government of one’s country in the context of an election held during a public health emergency or a pandemic, such as the Covid-19 crisis, requested by Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) 03 Jun 2020 16 Jul 2021 Finalized
15 15 Advisory Opinion No 001/2021, On the application of the principle of regional rotation in the election of the bureau of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), requested by PAP 21 Jun 2021 16 Jul 2021 Finalized
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