African Court to commence training of Lawyers

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The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, AfCHPR says over Fifty lawyers who registered with the Court to represent indigent Applicants will undergo a three-day training with effect from August 5 to 7, 2019 in Arusha, Tanzania.

This is the third training conducted by the Court. The first was held in August 2017 where over 40 lawyers attended the training.

The President of the AfCHPR, Hon. Justice Sylvain Oré, said the training is aimed at equipping the lawyers with the Court’s judicial aspects and also update them on the legal aid scheme.

Currently over 100 African lawyers have registered with the Court to represent indigent applicants.

The African Court on Human and Peoples Right, AfCHPR was established by Article 1 of the Protocol to the African Charter to complement the protective mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, with a view to enhancing the protection of human rights on the continent.

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