Arusha, 03 August 2021: About 40 lawyers registered with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) to represent indigent Applicants will attend a three-day training 4-6 August 2021 organised by the Court in collaboration with the European Union at the Seat of the Court in Arusha, Tanzania.
This is the fourth training conducted by the Court since 2017. So far the Court has trained over 110 lawyers from different parts of the African Continent.
The President of the AfCHPR, Hon. Lady-Justice Imani Daud Aboud, said that the overall objective of the training is to enhance and build the capacity of Counsel to be able to effectively represent Applicants before the Court.
‘’The lawyers will also be updated on the new Rules of Court and other important procedures and aspects of the Court,’’ she added.
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
1. 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.
2. The Court is composed of eleven Judges, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.
3 .The Court meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.
Further information on the Court can be obtained from the Court’s website at www.african-court.org.
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