The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is pleased to announce that the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court) lead by its president Lady Justice, Imani Daud Aboud, will carry out a sensitization visit to Ethiopia from October 3 – 7, 2022. The objective of the visit is to create awareness on the judicial function of the Court and to encourage Ethiopia to ratify the Protocol Establishing the African Court. 

The Court is invited by the government of Ethiopia and it is expected to meet with high level government officials and hold a seminar on the role and function of the Court with key partners. During its stay, the Court will also give training to EHRC and civil society organizations on its activities and opportunities for engagement and hold a public lecture for university students. 

The African Court is the judicial arm of the African Union based in Arusha, Tanzania. It started operation in 2006 to enhance the protective mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Court exercises jurisdiction in all cases and disputes brought before it concerning the interpretation and application of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter), Protocols supplementing the African Charter, and other relevant human rights treaties ratified by the states concerned.

For more information about the Court please visit https://www.african