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African court hears major applications as VP Osinbajo visits

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (2nd left) with the President of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, Lady-Justice Imani Daud Aboud and other senior staff of the court during his visit to the s court in Arusha, Tanzania on Friday
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (2nd left) with the President of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, Lady-Justice Imani Daud Aboud and other senior staff of the court during his visit to the s court in Arusha, Tanzania on Friday

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) commenced its 62nd Ordinary Session on September 6, 2021, at its Seat in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania.

Nigeria’s Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo paid a courtesy visit to the court last week.

During the four-week session, the judges will among others, examine a number of applications until October 1, 2021.

The court will on the last day deliver judgements on some applications that will be streamed live via https://www.youtube.com/user/africancourt/live

During the visit of Vice President Osinbajo to the seat of the court, he used the occasion to familiarise with the pan-African court’s activities. He also held discussions with the President of the Court, Hon Lady-Justice Imani Daud Aboud.

The court has delivered 257 decisions comprising 131 judgments and 126 orders.

It received 299 applications from individuals, 21 from NGOs and three from the Human Rights Commission in Banjul, Gambia.

The African court is composed of 11 judges, who are nationals of member states of the African Union elected in their individual capacity. It meets four times a year in ordinary sessions and may hold extraordinary sessions.

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