29th Ordinary Session of African Court opens in Arusha

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights opened its 29th Ordinary Session at its Seat, at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Conservation Centre, Arusha, Tanzania. The session will take place from 3 to 21 June 2013.

In her welcome note, the President of the Court, Hon. Lady Justice Sophia Akuffo, drew attention of the Judges to the judicial mandate of the Court and the judgments to be delivered during this session. She specifically drew the attention of Honorable Judges to the rulings and judgments they have to deliver in the following cases:
i. Application 013/2011: Beneficiaries of the late Norbert Zongo – Abdoulaye Nikiema, Ernest Zongo, Blaise Ilboudo and Mouvement Burkinabé des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples (MBDHP) v. Republic of Burkina Faso;
ii. Application 003/2011: Urban Mkandawire v. The Republic of Malawi; and
iii. Application 009/2011 and 011/2011: Tanganyika Law Society and the Legal and Human Rights Centre & Reverend Christopher Mtikila v.The United Republic of Tanzania

For further details of the Session, please visit the African Court website;http://www.african-court.org/en/

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