What is it?
This court was made to enforce and ensure the decisions or functions of the African Commission on Human Rights and People. However, before this court was established, a different court named the Court of Justice of the African Union was meant to be created, but it never was established, due to the creation of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Purposes & Roles:
- guarantees and protects human rights in Africa
- increase the relationship between the African Commission and the Court
- Cooperate with certain judicial bodies in order to promote the protection human rights
- ensure the decisions of the African Commission on Human Rights and People
The Court of Justice is necessary for protecting and ensuring the human rights of those in Africa. Though the Court of Justice of the African Union was not established, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is, in fact, both an adequate and satisfactory replacement as it thoroughly focuses on ensuring the human rights of people in Africa. The establishment of this court shows both the recognition and acknowledgment of human rights which is progress for human rights not only in Africa but everywhere.
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Also, check out my other post on the African Union here!