AU Court to deliver judgements

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Right will begin its 54th Ordinary Session on September 2, 2019 in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Judges will examine over 15 applications and six judgements expected to be delivered before the close of the four-week session on September 27, 2019.

Also to be reviewed during the session is the preparations for the Fourth African Judicial Dialogue with a theme:Tackling Contemporary Human Rights Issues: The role of the Judiciary in Africa’’ slated for October 30 to November 1, 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

The Dialogue will also bring together the Chief Justices and the Presidents of Constitutional Courts of the AU member states.

The Judges will discuss the progress on the International Court Forum on Human Rights to be held from November 4 to 5 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The Forum will also involve Judges of the African Court, Inter-American Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

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.

Ime Njoku