Structures of the Coalition
The General Assembly is the highest policy-making body which meets every three years to elect the Executive Committee and Focal Points.
The Executive Committee comprising of nine members, provides guidance on policy and strategic advocacy to the Secretariat and oversight on activities.
The current Executive Committee consists of the following member organisations: -
There are five geographical Focal Points of Africa, namely East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, North Africa and two thematic focal points, namely National Human Rights Institutions and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Focal points, in addition to attending events at AU level, will also attend summits and pre-summit civil society activities of the Regional Economic Communities in order to raise awareness on the African Court, to recruit members from the subregion and raise key issues relating to the protection of human and peoples' rights.
The current Focal Points are as follows: -
Finance and Administration Sub-Committee:
Legal Affairs Sub-Committee:
The Secretariat which is based in Arusha, Tanzania, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Coalition.
The Focal Points and the Secretariat constitute the implementing arm of the Coalition.
The Secretariat has admitted interns to assist with various tasks and compiling the newsletter. This is an important programme in ensuring that the Coalition maintains a “lean” and effective office and also to expose young people to the work of Coalition and the African Court.
Constitution and Strategic Plan
The Coalition's Constitution was adopted and the organisation was formally registered as an NGO in Tanzania in September 2007.
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African Court Coalition Executive Committee Members
African Court Coalition Staff
Dieu‐Donné Wedi Djamba
Before joining the Coalition, Dieu‐Donné Wedi Djamba worked as an Attorney at Law, member of Lubumbashi Bar Association and Member of the Council of the same Bar Association. He also worked as a Director of Publications at the League for Safeguard of Consumers ‘Rights, Lubumbashi, DRC; Executive Director of the Congolese Law Clinic for Justice and Reconciliation, Lubumbashi, DRC; Technical Assistant to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Banjul, The Gambia, and Consultant in Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Lubumbashi, DRC.
Mr. Wedi holds a LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa; LLB from the University of Lubumbashi, DRC and a Diploma in Transitional Justice from the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in collaboration with the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Mr. Wedi is an independent researcher in Human Rights and Transitional Justice. He has several publications which are available online. He is fluent in both French and English.
Ms Sophia Ebby holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Before joining the Coalition, Ms Ebby worked with Duncan J. Oola & Company Advocates, a Law firm based in Arusha, Tanzania. She started as a legal and admin Intern at the Coalition in 2011.
Ms. Mariam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-T) since 2009 and as well obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM) from The Institute of Accountancy Arusha whereas she did her Advance Diploma in Accountancy form the same Institute. Ms Mariam got an opportunity to Intern/work with Heifer International Tanzania and East Africa Law Society and did volunteering work with East African Civil Society Organization Forum.
Ms. Mnzava, Obtained her BBA from Regional Institute of Management and Administration (RIMA) in Chandigarh India and did her Post graduate diploma in Business studies at Dublin Business School in Dublin Ireland, and got an opportunity to Intern with The Adelaide and Meath Hospital Tallaght Dublin, Ireland, Children Ward. Ms Mnzava has also worked as an Administrator with Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) in Arusha, Tanzania.
Ms Digna Irafay is finalizing her under graduate degree in Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) at the Tumaini Makumira University in Arusha, Tanzania. She conducted a field work at the State Attorney Chamber from July to October 2011 in Arusha, Tanzania. She conducted another field work from August to October 2012 at the Legal and Human Rights Centre basing on Civil law, also in Arusha, Tanzania.
Rebecca Luhenya Nyange
Before joining the Coalition Ms Rebecca Nyange worked as a Media Coordinator at Zion City Church, Arusha, Tanzania. She has also done a six month internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) within Human Resources-Training Unit. Rebecca has served as an Assistant Accountant at Dajome Investment Ltd in Solwezi, Zambia. She taught French and computer lessons at Kilimanjaro Primary School in Arusha.
Rebecca Nyange holds and an advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Management Studies (Association of Business Managers and Administrators, Uk), Niec School of Business Management Trust. Ndola, Zambia. She is a free lance Interpreter and translator from English to French, French to English and Swahili. She is fluent in English, French, Lingala and Swahili.