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General Assembly

The General Assembly is the highest policy-making body which meets every three years to elect the Executive Committee and Focal Points.

 

Executive Committee

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: -

  • Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (Chairperson)
  • Centre pour la Promotion de la Démocratie et le Défense des Droits de I’Homme (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Avocats Sans Frontières-Senegal
  • Centre des Droits de l’Homme et du Développement
  • East Africa Law Society
  • Pan-African Lawyers Union
  • Southern Africa Litigation Centre
  • Tanganyika Law Society

 

Focal Points

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: -

  • Centre d’Information et de Documentation sur les Droits de l’Enfant et de la Femme, Algiers, Algeria (North Africa)
  • Associação Justiça, Paz e Democracia, Luanda, Angola (Lusophone)
  • Association de Droits de l’Homme et l’Univers Carcéral, Brazzaville, Congo (Central Africa)
  • Somaliland Lawyers Association, Hargeisa, Somaliland (East Africa)
  • Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Banjul, the Gambia (National Human Rights Institutions)
  • Legal Defence and Assistance Project, Lagos, Nigeria (West Africa)
  • Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, Harare, Zimbabwe (Southern Africa)

 

Sub-Committees

Finance and Administration Sub-Committee:

  • East Africa Law Society
  • Pan-African Lawyers Union
  • Tanganyika Law Society

Membership Sub-Committee:

  • Centre des Droits de l’Homme et du Développement
  • Southern Africa Litigation Centre

Legal Affairs Sub-Committee:

  • Avocats Sans Frontières-Senegal
  • Pan-African Lawyers Union

 

Secretariat

The Secretariat which is based in Arusha, Tanzania, has a team structured with one department and three programs: The Finances and Administration Department, Advocacy and Capacity Building Program, Researches, Litigations and Publications Program and Internship Program.

The Focal Points and the Secretariat constitute the implementing arm of the Coalition.

 

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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Dieu‐Donné Wedi Djamba
Executive Secretary

 

Dieu‐Donné Wedi Djamba
Executive Secretary

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.

 







Peter Anthony Mwita
Finances and Administration Manager

 

Peter Anthony Mwita
Finances and Administration Manager

Mr. Peter Anthony Mwita is a holder of MBA in Finance and Strategic Management (MBA fc & Sm) of the University of Arusha and Advanced Diploma in Accountancy (ADA) of the Institute of Finance Management in Dar es Salaam.

Before joining the African Court Coalition in April 2014, he was a Financial adviser and a Lecturer in Accountancy and Business Studies at Edmund Rice in Arusha from the year 2012 march to 2014 march, he also got an opportunity to serve as a Financial controller at Key Field Carrier Centre (KCC) in Arusha as a part time job from June 2013 to March 2014.

After working as an accountant of the African Court Coalition for three months from April 2014 to June 2014, Mr. Mwita is now working as a Finance and Administrative Manager of the Coalition.

 




Sophia Ebby
Advocacy and Capacity Building Program Officer

 

Sophia Ebby
Advocacy and Capacity Building Program Officer

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 and worked as a Coalition legal officer from 2012 to June 2014, currently she is the Advocacy and Capacity Building Program Officer of the Coalition.

 









Rebecca Luhenya Nyange
Office Assistant

 

Rebecca Luhenya Nyange
Office Assistant

Ms. Rebecca Luhenya Nyange holds 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 and Swahili.

Ms. Rebecca Luhenya Nyange worked as a media coordinator at Zion City Church. She has also done a six month internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR) within Human Resources-Training Unit. Ms. Nyange 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. She started as Intern in Finances and Administration Department at the Coalition in 2013.

 

 
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