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The Future of the ACtHPR

11 January 2012 by Administrator

In July 2004, just months after the Protocol for the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR) entered into force, the African Union initiated procedures to merge this court with its newly adopted African Court of Justice (ACJ). However, the Protocol and Statute of the combined court – adopted as the African Court of Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR) – cannot enter into force until 30 days after the deposit of the instrument of ratification by 15 Member States. To date only 3 of the 53 Member States have ratified the ‘merged court’ ACJHR Protocol. Meanwhile, the separate courts of the ACtHPR and the ACJ continue to develop slowly as individual entities.

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Tagged ACHPR

 

Managing Expectations: The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights and two failed applications

11 January 2012 by Administrator

The applications by Urban Mkandawire and Prof Efoua Mbozo’o to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR) both concerned complaints by public servants regarding the termination of their employment contracts.

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SOAS Panel Discussion: "Between Impunity and Show Trials"

5 January 2012 by Administrator

On 3 February, in anticipation of the cases against Saif Gaddafi and Laurent Gbagbo, the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, presents a panel discussion with Jacques Verges, Martti Koskenniemi, Nabila Ramdani, Robert Murtfield and Polina Levina.

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Tagged SOAS

 

The ACHPR Flexes its Muscles in respect of the Situation in Libya

4 January 2012 by Administrator

In an unprecedented move, on 25 March 2011 the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the “ACtHPR”) ordered provisional measures against Libya in the case of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights v. Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

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ICDL – Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunals

4 January 2012 by Administrator

ICDL Annual Meeting – "Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunals".

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Tagged ICDL

 

Youssef Abadou v Kingdom of Morocco

24 December 2011 by Administrator

On 18 May 2011, the African Court on Human and People’s Rights (“ACHPR”) received an application from Mr. Youssef Abadou brought against the Kingdom of Morocco

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Posted in International
Tagged Morocco

 

Tanganyika Law Society et al & Reverend Christopher Mtikila v The United Republic of Tanzania

24 December 2011 by Administrator

On 2 June 2011, the Tanganyika Law Society (“Tanganyika”) and the Legal and Human Rights Centre (the “LHRC”) submitted an application to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“ACtHPR”).

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Tagged ACHPR, Tanzania

 

French Parliament Passes WWI Bill

22 December 2011 by Administrator

The French parliament has passed a bill to criminalise denial of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during the First World War.

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Posted in International

 

Meet the ARC Team

20 December 2011 by Administrator

Arc’s project director, Gillian Higgins, is being assisted by Barrie Sander, Ben Joyes, Marie O’Leary and Andrew Smith.

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Posted in International
Tagged ARC

 

Gbagbo’s Case Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction

13 December 2011 by Administrator

Last week, Laurent Gbagbo made history. He became the first former president to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC), following the issuance of a sealed indictment on 23 November 2011.

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The Geopolitics of International Criminal Justice

9 December 2011 by Administrator

‘The International Criminal Court is being used as an instrument to carry out regime change with a smoke screen of human rights protection’. This is an extract from the Russia Today article above about Western policy in Syria possibly igniting WWIII.

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New ARC Project Website Goes Live

8 December 2011 by Administrator

ARC hopes to assist in developing a vibrant and meaningful practice before the Court for the benefit of all concerned.

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Posted in International
Tagged ACHPR

 

“Africa’s Pinochet”, Hissène Habré and the first judgment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’

5 December 2011 by Administrator

In a week where the UN Committee against Torture has called on Senegal to comply with its obligation to prosecute or extradite Chad’s exiled dictator, Hissène Habré (see here), in this post I take a look back at the first judgment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“ACHPR”), Yogogombaye v. Senegal, which concerned a petition filed by Michelot Yogogombaye calling for the dismissal of the charges pending in Senegal against Mr. Habré

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Tagged ACHPR, Chad, Senegal

 

End of the argument? Some may beg to differ…

4 December 2011 by Administrator

Writing in Foreign Policy Magazine last week, Gareth Evans, former Australian foreign minister and currently president emeritus of the International Crisis Group, declared the ‘end of the argument’ in the debate about stopping genocide and other state-committed atrocities.

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Soufiane Ababou v People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, The ACHPR

1 December 2011 by Administrator

On 20 February 2011, an application was received by the Registry of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) submitted by Mr Youssef Ababou who alleged that his son, Mr Soufiane Ababou, (the “Applicant”) had been forced to join the military in Algeria against his will. The details of the application as summarised by the ACHPR can be found here.

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Tagged ACHPR, Algeria

 

Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

30 November 2011 by Administrator

Under Article 5(1) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (the “Protocol”), the following are entitled to submit cases to the ACHPR

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Tagged ACHPR

 

The Queen on the Application of Kolanowski v Circuit Court of Zielona Gora Poland

25 November 2011 by Administrator

Toby Cadman of 9 Bedford Row International appeared on behalf of the Requesting Judicial Authority of Zielona Gora Poland in an extradition appeal before the Administrative Court

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9 Bedford Row International Annual Conference – Materials

24 November 2011 by Administrator

On 19 November, 9BRi held its annual conference on international law. The speakers addressed the audience on current topics in international law, including the ICC Confirmation of Charges Hearing in the case of Muthaura et al; the death and torture of Sergei Magnitsky; the International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh; and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

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Former Khmer Rouge Leader 'Unfit to Stand Trial'

19 November 2011 by Administrator

On Thursday, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), declared that Ieng Thirith, the 78-year-old former minister of social affairs in the Khmer Rouge regime, was "not fit to stand trial” on the grounds of her dementia.

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