African Court launches Law Report

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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The First Volume of the African Court Law Report, AfCLR will be launched on  4th July 2019, in Arusha, Tanzania.

This Volume covers all judgments, including separate and dissenting opinions, advisory opinions, rulings, decisions, procedural orders and orders for provisional measures delivered by the Court between 2006 and 2016.

Each of the cases in the Report includes a brief summary of the case together with key words and corresponding paragraph, numbers that indicate the exact paragraph in the judgment where the Court discussed the highlighted issues, a subject matter index highlights the various subjects that the cases dealt with.

According to the President of the Court, Justice Sylvain Oré “Considering that the Court has not had any law report since its establishment, the publication of this Volume is a significant milestone. It will be an immeasurable aid to researchers and practitioners alike.”

Justice Sylvain added that in publishing the Report, the Court has significantly eased the challenges of access to its case law.

The Court is composed of eleven Judges from Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity and meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.

 

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