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(Ten Rules of Conduct for the Media)

  1. All media professionals including reporters, photographers, soundmen and camera crews are required to register themselves with the Information Unit to get the authorization to enter the Courtroom and cover the hearings;
  2. All media must hold a visible badge authorizing them to enter in the Courtroom and must arrange their equipment at least 10 minutes before the commencement of the hearing;
  3. Media professionals must rise and remain silent when the Judges file in;
  4. All members of the public must switch off their mobile phones and reduce movements in the courtroom;
  5. Camera crews are allowed to take photos and video for the first 5 minutes set for the President’s opening address;
  6. After the 5 minutes, journalists should stop using flash cameras. They are however allowed to remain and follow the proceedings except when the Court orders a closed session;
  7. No journalist will be allowed to move in the courtroom after the expiration of the 5 minutes given for taking photos;
  8. The Court’s film crew properly positioned in static vantage positions will continue filming with minimum movements and disruption;
  9. Those who want to view the hearing will follow it LIVE on the Court’s website or directly  by clicking on ;
  10. Media professionals and other interested people can obtain copies of the public hearing from the archival services of the Registry.


General Information
Phone:+255-27 2970430

Physical Address
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Conservation Centre
Dodoma Road
P.O. Box 6274 Arusha, TANZANIA