July 13, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The African Union (AU) will vote on whether to establish a continental criminal court to try human rights crimes, an AU official said Friday. Judge Gerard Niyungeko, president of the African Court on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR), said that he believes an African court would better understand ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 28, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) transferred the case of Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi, former Rwandan pastor, to the Rwandan national court system. The Referral Chamber decided that Rwanda had shown its capacity to uphold a fair trial. The African Commission on Human ...[read more]
March 15, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders on Wednesday joined special rapporteurs from the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in urging governments around the world to stop reprisals against ...[read more]
July 3, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 3, 2006, eleven African jurists were sworn-in as the inaugural members of Africa's first continent-wide human rights court, the African Court on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR). Sponsored by the African Union (AU), the justices vowed to "preserve, protect, and defend" the African Charter ...[read more]
February 5, 2010
by Anna Kavalauskas
Center for Minority Rights Development (Kenya) and Minority Rights Group International v. Kenya, African Commission on Human and People's Rights, February 4, 2010. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on the Kenyan government... ...[read more]
February 5, 2010
by David Manes
The African Commission on Human and People's Rights ruled Thursday that the government of Kenya violated the rights of the Endorois people when it forcibly evicted them from their land. The Endorois are a group of about 60,000 people who were removed from their land around Lake Bogoria in 1973 w... ...[read more]
September 25, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Minority Rights Group International (MRGI) released a report Wednesday criticizing the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights for its failure to effectively institute a court to adjudicate human rights issues on the continent. MRGI said the African Court on Human and Peoplesí Right... ...[read more]
May 17, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The African Commission on Human and People's Rights will review alleged human rights violations committed by Zimbabwe after African non-governmental organizations placed the issue on the agenda of ACHPR's 41st session, which began Wednesday. In an interview with VOA News, Wilbert Mandinde, l... ...[read more]
July 4, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Eleven African jurists were sworn-in Monday as the first members of Africa's first continent-wide human rights court, the African Court on Human and Peopleís Rights (ACHPR), sponsored by the African Union. The swearing-in took place at the end of a two-day AU summit in Banjul, Gambia. The... ...[read more]

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