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African court moves to enhance economic, social rights in 2024

The African Court on Human and People’s Rights (AfCHR) in Arusha, Tanzania has commenced the 2024 judicial year. According to a statement signed by the…

The African Court on Human and People’s Rights (AfCHR) in Arusha, Tanzania has commenced the 2024 judicial year.

According to a statement signed by the registrar of the court, Dr Robert Eno, the theme of the year is “Enhancing the Justiceability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with an emphasis on the Right to Education.”

The ceremony was declared open by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat and the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya, Justin Muturi, on behalf of President William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya.

Over 200 delegates drawn from various institutions and organizations attended the ceremony, including representatives of African Union member states, regional and sub-regional courts, African Union organs with a human rights mandate, African Union ambassadors accredited to Tanzania, members of the judicial corps of Tanzania, representatives of bar associations, civil society organisations, members of the academia, members of the media and other stakeholders involved in the work of the court and the protection of human rights on the continent.

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The AfCHR is a continental court established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. The court is composed of 11 judges, 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 hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.

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