African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Article 7(1) 

Every individual shall have the right to have his cause heard. This comprises the right to an appeal to competent national organs against acts of violating his fundamental rights as recognized and guaranteed by conventions, laws, regulations, and customs in force.    

  • EHRC is one of the institutions tasked with receiving and investigating complaints for violations of people’s basic human rights outlined in laws, regulations, conventions, and customs.