Structures of the Coalition
The General Assembly is the highest policy-making body which meets every three years to elect the Executive Committee and Focal Points.
The Executive Committee comprising of nine members, provides guidance on policy and strategic advocacy to the Secretariat and oversight on activities.
The current Executive Committee consists of the following member organisations: -
There are five geographical Focal Points of Africa, namely East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, North Africa and two thematic focal points, namely National Human Rights Institutions and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Focal points, in addition to attending events at AU level, will also attend summits and pre-summit civil society activities of the Regional Economic Communities in order to raise awareness on the African Court, to recruit members from the subregion and raise key issues relating to the protection of human and peoples' rights.
The current Focal Points are as follows: -
Finance and Administration Sub-Committee:
Legal Affairs Sub-Committee:
The Secretariat which is based in Arusha, Tanzania, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Coalition.
The Focal Points and the Secretariat constitute the implementing arm of the Coalition.
The Secretariat has admitted interns to assist with various tasks and compiling the newsletter. This is an important programme in ensuring that the Coalition maintains a “lean” and effective office and also to expose young people to the work of Coalition and the African Court.
Members of the African Court Coalition Executive Committee and Focal Point representatives in Arusha, Tanzania in September 2009. (Copyright François Godbout)
Constitution and Strategic Plan
The Coalition's Constitution was adopted and the organisation was formally registered as an NGO in Tanzania in September 2007.
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Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 February 2013)