African Court Coalition - Homepage The African Court Coalition envisages a continent where victims of human rights violations have access to justice. http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&lang=en Sun, 01 May 2016 21:10:21 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb African Court Coalition sensitization mission in Banjul, The Gambia, 3 - 12 April 2016 http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=332%3Ablank-template&lang=en http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=332%3Ablank-template&lang=en The Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court Coalition/Coalition) will be carrying out a sensitization mission in Banjul, the Gambia from 3 to 12 April 2016 in line with the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission).

The African Court Coalition plans to meet one-on-one with state representatives during the Commission Session in order to increase the understanding and acceptance of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court Protocol) by AU members.

During the mission, the African Court Coalition will have an opportunity to attend the NGOs Forum preceding the Commission session, engage in Civil Society Organization activities on the margin, network with other Human Rights stakeholders and recruit new members to join the Coalition in line with its campaign ‘’Bring Two’’..

The mission aims at;
* increasing understanding and acceptance of the African Court Protocol by AU member states;
* increasing membership of the Coalition and strengthen the Coalition as a network;

The mission is the continuation of the African Court Coalition missions in the margins of the Commission ordinary sessions to have an effective African Court and strengthen the Coalition as network..

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Benin deposits Article 34(6) Declaration http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=330%3Ablank-template&catid=34%3Ain-the-news&Itemid=4&lang=en http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=330%3Ablank-template&catid=34%3Ain-the-news&Itemid=4&lang=en Benin deposits Article 34(6) Declaration to allow NGOs and individuals to directly access the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The Republic of Benin becomes the eighth AU Member State to deposit the Declaration under Article 34 (6) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right to allow Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and individuals to directly access the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The Declaration was deposited to the African Union Commission on February 8, 2016.

Others State Parties to the Protocol which have made the Declaration recognising the competence of the Court to receive cases from NGOs and individuals are: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Rwanda and Tanzania.

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is a continental court established by the AU to enhance the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa.

As of 31 January, 2016 thirty (30) countries had ratified the Protocol out of 54 AU Member States.

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Chad becomes 30th AU Member State to ratify the Protocol on the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=329%3Ablank-template&catid=34%3Ain-the-news&Itemid=4&lang=en http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=329%3Ablank-template&catid=34%3Ain-the-news&Itemid=4&lang=en Chad becomes 30th AU Member State to ratify the Protocol on the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The Republic of Chad has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right, bringing the number of African Union (AU) Member States to have ratified it to 30.

The instrument was signed on 27 January, 2016 by Chad’s President H. E Idriss DebyItno and immediately deposited at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The ratification was promised by the Chad’s President when he met the President of the Court Hon Justice Augustino Ramadhani in N’djamena during a sensitization visit to the country on 16-17 December, 2015.

The President of Chad assumed the AU annual rotating Chairmanship last week in Addis Ababa from H.E President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

The other States which have ratified the Protocol are: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros, Congo, Gabon and The Gambia. Others are: Ghana; Kenya, Libya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Niger, Uganda, Rwanda, Arab Saharawi Republic , Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Tunisia.

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is a continental court established by the AU to enhance the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa.

In addition to the ratification of the Protocol, States have to make a Declaration required under Article 34(6) of the Protocol to allow individuals and NGOs to bring cases directly before the Court. Without such Declaration, the Court would have no jurisdiction over cases brought by individuals and NGOs. So far, only seven states have made the Declaration. These are: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivore, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Rwanda and Tanzania.

The Court 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. The Protocol was adopted on 9 June 1998 in Burkina Faso and came into force on 25 January 2004. The Court officially started its operations in November 2006. The AU is made up of 54 Member States.

Source: African Court

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MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, SUPPORT THE AFRICAN COURT COALITION! http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=208%3Amake-the-difference-support-the-african-court-coalition&Itemid=93&lang=en http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=208%3Amake-the-difference-support-the-african-court-coalition&Itemid=93&lang=en African Court Coalition being a non-profiting Organization is open to receive donations which will support its activities particularly on trainings, seminars, advocacy and round tables with a purpose of assuring access to justice for all in Africa in working toward an effective, accessible and independent African Court on People’s and Human Rights (African Court).

Donations will also be used to support young graduates to gain experience with the African Court and the African Human Rights System as a whole as well as the work experience in an organization through a rich internship program conducted at the African Court Coalition Secretariat.

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