n African Human Rights Law Journal - Editorial

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



At its fifth meeting in Sirte, Libya, the African Union (AU) Summit decided that the merger of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the African Court of Justice needs to be completed. It also decided that 'all necessary measures for the functioning of the Human Rights Court be taken, including particularly the election of the judges, the determination of the budget and the operationalisation of the Registry' (Assembly AU/6(V)). One can only express the hope that the African Human Rights Court, which was already ready to be established early in 2004, should by early 2006 become a reality.

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