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Ratification Status of the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights established by the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Court of Justice of the African Union established by the Constitutive Act of the African Union, were merged into a single Court and established as "The African Court of Justice and Human Rights" by the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.

The Protocol was adopted at the AU Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 1 July 2008.

The Protocol and the Statute annexed to it shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the deposit of the instruments of ratification by fifteen (15) Member States. Only five (5) States, namely Libya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin and Congo has ratified the protocol by February 2014.

List of countries which have signed, ratified/acceded to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights:

No COUNTRY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION DEPOSITED
1

Algeria

31/01/2009

- -
2

Angola

27/01/2012 - -
3

Benin

14/01/2009

28/06/2012 -
4

Botswana

- - -
5

Burkina Faso

21/01/2009

23/06/2010

04/08/2010

6

Burundi

- - -
7

Cameroon

- - -
8

Central African Rep.

- - -
9

Cape Verde

- - -
10

Chad

22/01/2009

- -
11

Côte d’Ivoire

11/06/2009

- -
12

Comoros

- - -
13

Congo

28/06/2009

14/12/2011 06/08/2012
14

Djibouti

- - -
15

Democratic Rep. of Congo

02/02/2010

- -
16

Egypt

- - -
17

Equatorial Guinea

- - -
18

Eritrea

- - -
19

Ethiopia

- - -
20

Gabon

19/12/2008

- -
21

Gambia

02/02/2009

- -
22

Ghana

28/06/2009

- -
23

Guinea-Bissau

27/01/2012 - -
24

Guinea

26/11/2008

- -
25

Kenya

- - -
26

Libya

14/05/2009

06/05/2009

17/06/2009

27

Lesotho

14/06/2011 - -
28

Liberia

31/05/2011 - -
29

Madagascar

31/01/2014 - -
30

Mali

24/12/2008

13/08/2009

27/08/2009

31

Malawi

- - -
32

Mozambique

08/11/2011 - -
33

Mauritania

- - -
34

Mauritius

- - -
35

Namibia

- - -
36

Nigeria

22/12/2008

- -
37

Niger

28/01/2009

- -
38

Rwanda

- - -
39

South Africa

- - -
40

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

25/07/2010

- -
41

Senegal

15/12/2008

- -
42

Seychelles

- - -
43

Sierra Leone

14/01/2009

- -
44

Somalia

- - -
45

Sao Tome & Principe

01/02/2010

- -
46

Sudan

- - -
47

South Sudan

24/01/2013 - -
48

Swaziland

- - -
49

Tanzania

05/01/2009

- -
50

Togo

12/02/2009

- -
51

Tunisia

15/07/2012 - -
52

Uganda

- - -
53

Zambia

31/01/2010

- -
54

Zimbabwe

- - -

# of Countries = 54 | # of Signature = 30 | # of Ratification = 5 | # of Deposit = 5

Source: African Union - 03/02/2014

 

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