African Court to Launch the First Volume of Its Law Report


The First Volume of the African Court Law Report (AfCLR) will be launched on Thursday, 4th July 2019, at its Seat in Arusha, Tanzania. This Volume covers all judgments, including separate and dissenting opinions, advisory opinions, rulings, decisions, procedural orders and orders for provisional measures delivered by the Court between 2006 and 2016.

Each of the cases in the Report includes a brief summary of the case together with key words and corresponding paragraph numbers that indicate the exact paragraph in the judgment where the Court discussed the highlighted issues. A subject matter index highlights the various subjects that the cases dealt with.

"Considering that the Court has not had any law report since its establishment, the publication of this Volume is a significant milestone. It will be an immeasurable aid to researchers and practitioners alike," according to the President of the Court, Hon Justice Sylvain Oré.

He added that in publishing the Report, the Court has significantly eased the challenges of access to its case law.


The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is a continental court established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples' rights in Africa.

The Court has jurisdiction over all cases and disputes submitted to it concerning the interpretation and application of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and any other relevant human rights instrument ratified by the States concerned.

Further information on the Court can be obtained from the Court's website at

For more comments:

Dr Robert Eno, Registrar

Tel: +255 2970430; 02970431; 02970432; 02970433; 02970434; 02970435

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