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Executive Committee met African Court judges
The Coalition’s Executive Committee held its annual face-to-face meeting in Arusha, Tanzania on 11 June 2010 where among other things it met with judges of the African Court and also interviewed a candidate for the position of Executive Secretary.
The Coalition undertook an advocacy mission on the upcoming election of judges to the African Court in Addis Ababa from 23 to 25 June. Embassy representatives, European Union representatives and AU Commission officials met the team. The Coalition impressed upon the officials the importance of an independent judiciary which is critical to the effectiveness of the African Court, and the need for more State Parties to submit to direct petitioning of NGOs and individuals to the Court.
Developments at the 47th session of the African Commission
At its 47th session in Banjul, the Gambia from 12 to 26 May 2010, the African Commission adopted its amended Rules of Procedure incorporating its co-operation with the African Court and litigation before the Court. The African Commission also adopted reports on the Challenges in Handling Communications and Editorial Guidelines on Communications.