The Revised Rules of the African Court 2020: towards a more effective African Court
- 2 October 2020
- Usani Nicholas-Odum
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is not a body that goes in for rapid or unnecessary change. So, when a revised set of rules is announced, everyone interested in the court and its work should take note. This week we’ve asked human rights expert Usani Odum, who is working at the court on secondment from the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights, for his take on the changes. Here he outlines the new provisions and their likely impact. He also congratulates the court on adapting so well to the challenges of Covid-19 by, for example, switching to on-line sessions.