Journal article

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights: Mapping resistance against a young court

TG Daly, M Wiebusch

International Journal of Law in Context | Published : 2018

Abstract

At first glance, it appears that the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights - the first pan-continental court of the African Union (AU) for human rights protection - epitomises the advances made by international courts in Africa in the past decade. Since its first judgment in 2009, the Court has taken a robust approach to its mandate and its docket is growing apace. However, a closer look at the overall context in which the Court operates reveals that it is susceptible to many of the patterns of resistance that have hampered other international courts in the region, which cut across the development of its authority and impact. This paper analyses the forms and patterns of resistance agai..

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