African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is the judicial arm of the African Union and one of the three regional human rights courts together with the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human rights. It was established to protect the human and peoples’ rights in Africa principally through delivery of judgments. The Court has its permanent seat in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania.

Physical address
Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Conservation Centre Dodoma Road

677 documents

Title Jurisdiction Date
Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 20 May 2023
Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities and Minorities in Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 20 May 2023
Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities in Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 20 May 2023
Report on the Production, Trade, and use of Tools of Torture in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 17 May 2023
Working Group On Death Penalty, Extrajudicial, Summary Or Arbitrary Executions And Enforced Disappearances In Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 9 May 2023
Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 9 May 2023
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 8 May 2023
Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Focal Point on Reprisals in Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 6 May 2023
Special Rapporteur on Prisons, Conditions of Detention and Policing in Africa - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 6 May 2023
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) - 75OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Report 6 May 2023
Resolution on a Human Rights-Based approach to the Implementation and Monitoring of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 21 March 2023
Resolution on Business and Human Rights in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 21 March 2023
Resolution on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Intersex Persons in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 21 March 2023
Hon Commissioner Idrissa Sow, Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty in Africa addresses the UN Human Rights Council, calls on States to step up efforts towards abolition of the death penalty African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Statement 4 March 2023
Press Statement: The African Commission welcomes the accession of South Sudan to various regional and international human rights treaties African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Statement 26 February 2023
Press Statement at the Conclusion of the Promotion Mission of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the United Republic of Tanzania, 23-28 January 2023 African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Statement 24 February 2023
African Commission calls for targeted measures for ensuring free, fair, and credible elections in the Federal Republic of Nigeria African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Statement 22 February 2023
Press Release: Regional Seminar on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information for Lusophone Africa 1 to 3 February 2023, Johannesburg, South Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Statement 3 February 2023
Press Statement on the brutal murder of prominent Swati human rights activist, Adv. Thulani Maseko African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Statement 23 January 2023
Press Statement on reports of acts of brutality on the dead involving troops of the Southern Africa Development Community African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Statement 15 January 2023
Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 January 2023
Resolution on Africa’s Reparations Agenda and the Human Rights of Africans in the Diaspora and People of African Descent Worldwide African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Coup d’Etats, Military Transitions and Attendant Violations of Human and Peoples’ Rights in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and The Sudan African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Human Rights Situation in Republic of Chad African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Re-Allocation of Country Rapporteurship amongst Commissioners African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Reconstitution of Resolutions Committee African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on renewal of mandate and reconstitution of Advisory Committee on Budgetary and Personnel Matters African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate and Reconstitution of Committee for Prevention of Torture in Africa and Appointment of its Members African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate and Reconstitution of Working Group on Death Penalty, Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate and Reconstitution of Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate and Reconstitution of Working Group on Specific Issues related to Work of Commission African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate, Appointment of Chairperson, and Reconstitution of Committee on Protection of Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Rights of Women in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on the Death Penalty and the Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Punishment or Treatment African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on the Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information-Gathering (Méndez Principles) African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate and reconstitution of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Support Group to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Focal Point on Reprisals in Africa for the Promotion and Monitoring African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Working Group on Communications African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on the Review of the Study on the Death Penalty in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Republic of South Sudan African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 12 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Focal Point on Reprisals in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 11 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Prisons, Conditions of Detention and Policing in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 11 December 2022
Resolution on Renewal of Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 11 December 2022
Règles Portant Création et Fonctionnement Du Mécanisme D’alerte et De Rapport À La Commission Africaine Des Droits De L’homme Et Des Peuples Sur Les Situations De Torture Et Autres Peines Ou Traitements Cruels, Inhumains Ou Degradants Les Règles D’abidjan African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Guidelines 23 November 2022
Regulamentos Referentes À Criação E Funcionamento Do Mecanismo De Alerta E De Prestação De Informações À Comissão Africana Dos Direitos Humanos E Dos Povos Sobre Situações De Tortura E Outros Tratamentos Ou Castigos Cruéis, Desumanos Ou Degradantes Regulamentos De Abidjan African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Guidelines 23 November 2022
Rules on the Establishment and Operation of the Alert And Reporting Mechanism to the African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights on Situations of Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Abidjan Rules African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Guidelines 23 November 2022
Resolution on Protection against Violence and other Human Rights Violations against Persons on the basis of their real or imputed Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Resolution 15 November 2022
Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights - 73OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Activity Report 29 October 2022
Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa - 73OS African Union Icon African Regional Bodies · African Union (AU) Activity Report 29 October 2022