Arusha, 28 March 2022: The Republic of Madagascar has acceded to the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, to bring to 33 the number of State Parties to the Protocol.
‘’This is an excellent development and we exhort Madagascar to also make the Special Declaration under the Article 34(6) to allow individuals and NGOs to access the Court directly,’’ remarked the President of the African Court Hon Lady-Justice Imani Daud Aboud.
She also reminded other States which have not ratified the Protocol and made the Special Declaration to do so.
The States that have deposited the Declarations so far are eight. These are Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Mali, Niger and Tunisia.
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1. The Court is composed of 11 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 an Extra-Ordinary Sessions.
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