41st Ordinary Session Of The African Court On Human And Peoples’ Rights Begins on 16 May


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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) is set to hold its 41st Ordinary Session from 16 May to 3 June 2016
at its seat in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania.

The Judges, among others, will examine over 50 applications and four requests for Advisory Opinions.

The Court is composed of eleven judges, comprising nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.

The Court meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may meet in Extra-Ordinary Session.

Up untill 29 April, 2016, the Court had received 90 applications of which 23 have been finalized. Four applications have been transferred to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

SOURCE: African Union Commission (AUC)

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