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The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Court) is a continental court established by African countries to ensure protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.Read more...
Name: African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Seat: Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania
President: Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo (Ghana)
Vice/President: Justice Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe (South Africa)
Registrar: Dr Robert Eno (Cameroon)
Deputy Registrar: Jester Helena Charewa (Zimbabwe)
Mandate: Judicial Protection of Human Rights in Africa
Working Languages: Arabic, English, French and Portuguese. However, the Court will receive an application written in any African language.
Jurisdiction: All cases and disputes submitted to it concerning the interpretation and application of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the Protocol and any other relevant human rights instrument ratified by the States concerned.
The current membership of the Court is as follows:
1. Hon. Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo - President (Ghana)
2. Hon. Justice Bernard M. Ngoepe - Vice-President (South Africa)
3. Hon. Justice Gérard Niyungeko (Burundi)
4. Hon. Justice Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria)
5. Hon. Justice Augustino S.L. Ramadhani (Tanzania)
6. Hon. Justice Duncan Tambala (Malawi)Read more...