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The Pan African Lawyers Union held its inaugural Colloquium of Legal Scholars on the African Human Rights System in Arusha from 25 to 26 July 2011. A central theme of the colloquium was a review of the African human rights system in the 30 years of its existence. The meeting brought together heads of bar associations and law societies; academics; lawyer and human rights activists from across Africa. Also in attendance were members of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The president of the African Court, Gerard Niyungeko delivered the keynote speech, in which he provided an overview of key developments at the African Court and challenges it faces with regards to access particularly by individuals and non-governmental organisations to the Court. Emerging from the debates was that while the good legal framework had been established to protect human and peoples’ rights, there was a need to strengthen the protective mechanisms and to encourage greater compliance by States of decisions. Political commitment by African Union Member States was crucial to an effective human rights system. A threat to judicial independence, particularly of the Southern African Development Community Tribunal limited available remedies for potential litigants. The meeting adopted a communiqué.

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Just Justice? Civil Society, International Justice and the Search for Accountability in Africa ( - 472kb)
Author: International Refugee Rights Initiative
Date Published: October 2011
Published by: International Refugee Rights Initiative


Guidelines for Nomination of Judges to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights ( - 30 kb)
Author: African Court Coalition
Date Published: s.d.
Published by: Unpublished 


Draft Model Protocol on the Integration of the Court of Justice of the African Union and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Introductory Note & Executive Summary, June 2005 ( - 85 kb)
Author: African Court Coalition
Date Published: June 2005
Published by: Unpublished 


Draft Protocol on the establishment of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights ( - 61 kb)
Author: African Court Coalition
Date Published: June 2005
Published by: Unpublished 


Explanatory Notes on the Draft Protocol on the African Court of Justice and Human Rights ( - 64 kb)
Author: African Court Coalition
Date Published: June 2005
Published by: Unpublished 


Guide to the Protocol on the African Court of Justice and Human Rights ( - 107 kb)
Author: African Court Coalition
Date Published: March 2006
Published by: Unpublished 


Beyond the paper tiger: the challenge of a human rights court in Africa. ( - 221 kb)
Author: Arthur E Anthony
Date Published: Summer 1997 (Texas International Law Journal)
Published by: University of Texas School of Law Publications 


Bibliographies on Academics work on the African Court. ( - 212 kb)
Summary: These bibliographies cover various academic works on the African Court. It also include the major civil rights legislation of the past three decades as well as the records the voices of African human rights. 


New trends in African human rights law: prospects of an African court of human rights. ( - 226 kb)
Author: Yemi Akinseye George
Date Published: 2002
Published by: University of Miami International and Comparative Law 


The Role of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in addressing Internal Displacement ( - 179 kb)
Author: African Court Coalition
Date Published: 26 –28 April 2006, Abuja, Nigeria at the First Regional Conference on Internal Displacement in West Africa
Published by: Unpublished 


Complementarity, Competition or Contradiction: The Relationship between the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Regional Economic Courts in East and Southern Africa ( - 234 kb)
Author: Chidi Anselm Odinkalu
Date Published: Unpublished
Presentation: Conference of East and Southern African States on the Protocol Establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Gaborone, Botswana, 910 December 2003)Unpublished 


The relationship between the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the UEMOA Court of Justice( - 124 kb)
Author: Youssouf Any Mahaman, Judge of the UEMOA Court of Justice
Date Published: s.d.
Published by: Unpublished 


The relationship between the ECOWAS Court of Justice and the future African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (  - 76 kb)
Author: Tall el Mansour, Vice-President ECOWAS Court of Justice
Date Published: s.d.
Published by: Unpublished 

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