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New Deputy Registrar at the African Court
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights sworn in a new Deputy Registrar; Ms Jester Helena Charewa on Monday 16 September 2013.
Prior to her appointment as the Deputy Registrar of the Court, Ms Charewa who is a Zimbabwe national was a Senior Legal Officer and Special Assistant to the President of the Court.
Ms Charewa holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Science in International Relations (MSc/IR). She also attended several trainings and seminars in the field of law, including trainings in judgment drafting, Humanitarian and refugee Law.
The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Court opens in Arusha
The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights opened its 30th Ordinary Session on 16 September at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania, at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Conservation Centre. The Session takes place for 2 weeks from 16 to 27 September 2013.
During the Session, the Court will hold a public hearing on 25 and 26 September in respect of Application No. 003/2012 Peter Joseph Chacha v. The United Republic of Tanzania.
The Applicant, Mr. Peter Joseph Chacha, alleges that he was unlawfully arrested, detained, charged and imprisoned contrary to Sections 13(1) (a) and (b) and 13 (3) (a), (b) and (c) of the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA), Chapter 20 of the Laws of The United Republic of Tanzania. According to the Applicant, his alleged unlawful arrest, detention, and imprisonment in relation to a criminal case has violated his right under Article 15 (1) and (2) (a) of the Constitution of the United Republic Tanzania.
In addition, the Applicant alleges that the police unlawfully seized his property which is a violation of his right to own and protect property.
Call for Applications to be on the List of Counsel under the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ Legal Aid Scheme
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Court) has adopted a Legal Aid Policy for 2013-2014 to guide the operation of its Legal Aid Scheme and called for application of Counsels to assist indigent applicants before the Court.
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