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Title: ASIL Insights: The African Court on Human and Peoplesí Rights
Available From: http://www.asil.org/insights060919.cfm
Last Updated: 2006-09-19
Description: Scott Lyons, the author of this Insight, calls the formation of the African Court on Human and Peoplesí Rights "possibly a watershed moment in human rights enforcement in Africa." Eleven judges were sworn in on July 2, 2006 at a summit of African leaders in Banjul, The Gambia
Lyons gives a brief summary of the long history of negotiations, which began in 1961. After a rundown on the composition and procedures of the new court, he compares it with two counterparts: the European and Inter-American human rights courts. He concludes by discussing the possible impact now that "there is a competent judicial body to address the many human rights instruments promulgated in Africa without identified judicial mechanisms."
EISIL Categories: Home > International Dispute Settlement > Human Rights > African Human Rights Bodies
Home > International Human Rights > Regional Systems > African System
Keywords: African System
courts & tribunals
human rights
Language(s): English
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