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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to deliver judgment on Côte d’ivoire Friday

Thursday, 17 November 2016 05:28

•Arusha, 16 November, 2016: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) on Friday, (18 November, 2016), will deliver a  judgment in Application 001/2014 filed by the Association pour la Protection des Droits de I’Homme (Association for the Protection of Human Rights) v Côte d’Ivoire at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Applicant alleges that the duties and functioning of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Côte d’Ivoire is not in conformity with the international human rights instruments ratified by the Respondent State, more particularly the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance, and consequently, prays the Court to order the Respondent State to amend the law in question in light of its international commitments.

The Court will also render an Advisory Opinion on Request No 001/2013 brought by the
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a Non-Governmental Organisation based in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The two events will take place at the Kibo Hall at the AfCHPR premises at the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) building, Burka area, along Dodoma Road, at 10:00 am (East African time) and the members of the public are warmly invited.

NOTES FOR EDITORS:


1. The Court is composed of eleven judges, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.
2. The Court meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may meet in Extra-Ordinary Session.
3. As at 31 October, 2016, the Court had received 119 applications of which 32 have been finalized.


Further information can be obtained from the Court’s website at www.african-court.org.

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