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African Court on Human and People's Rights: An opportunity to strengthen Human Rights in Africa

, Index number: IOR 63/001/2002

In June 1998 the Protocol on the Establishment of an African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights was adopted. Four years later, the Protocol has yet to enter into force. Article 34 of the Protocol states that it will come into force after fifteen ratifications, and as at June 2002, only five States have ratified. This report aims to promote awareness of the Protocol and analyses its provisions in terms of the Court's potential to reinforce the protection of human rights in the continent.

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