The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) has published the first volume of the African Court Law Report (2006-2016). The publication sets out all judgments, including separate and dissenting opinions, advisory opinions, ruling, decisions, procedural orders and orders for provisional measures that were adopted by the African Court for the period under review. It further provides a summary and key words for each case, as well as a subject index.
As explained on the African Court’s website, the African Court is a continental court established by African states to protect human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The African Court was established in terms of article 1 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court. This has been ratified by 30 states, namely Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros, Congo, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Lesotho, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda.
The publication is published and managed by the Pretoria University Law Press and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.
The African Court Law Report is accessible (via the African Court’s website) here.
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