n African Human Rights Law Journal - Reflections on the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights : recent developments

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



In June 1998, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (Protocol) was adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.With the deposit of the 15th instrument of ratification by the Union of Comoros on 26 December 2003, the requisite number of ratifications were received by the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission in Addis Ababa, allowing the Protocol to enter into force on 25 January 2004.

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