Advice, Representation and Cases

Justice & Human Rights for Africa

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African Court

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) currently receives cases relating to violations of the African Charter, its protocols and any other relevant human rights instrument ratified by a State of the African Union. The AfCHPR was established in January 2004 by the entry into force of the Protocol to the African Charter and has been sitting in Tanzania since 2007. To date, seven African Union States allow individuals and NGOs to petition the Court directly namely Burkina Faso, GhanaMalawiMaliRwandaTanzania and Republic of Cote d’Ivoire. The judgments, decisions, orders and case summaries of all Applications submitted to the AfCHPR are provided below.

ARC monitors and lends its expertise to the proposed transition of the AfCHPR to become the first regional Court of international criminal jurisdiction upon the ratification of the Malabo Protocol by 15 African Union Member States.

Applications Before the AfCHPR

Application No 001/2008 Michelot Yogogombaye v the Republic of Senegal 
Case No.: 001/2008
Judgment: 001/2008 Decision of 15 December 2009  Download
Opinions: Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz Download
Case Summary: (by Barrie Sander, 7 December 2011) Download
Application No 002/2011 Soufiane Ababou v People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Case No.: 002/2011 Download
Decision: 002/2011 Decision of 16 June 2011  Download
Case Summary: (by Gillian Higgins, 7 December 2011) Download
Application No 003/2011 Urban Mkandawire v Malawi & Application No 010-2011 v Prof Efoua Mbozo’o Samuel v Pan African Parliament 
Case No.: 003/2011 Download
Decision: Mkandawire: Application withdrawn
Case No.: 010/2011
Decision: Mbozo’o: Decision 010/2011 of 30 September 2011  Download
Opinions: Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz Download
Case Summaries: Combined: (by Andrew Smith, 9 January 2012) Download
Application No 004/2011 African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights v The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Case No.: 004/2011 Download
Order: 004/2011 Order Download 004/2011 Order for provisional measures of 25 March 2011  Download
Case Summary: (by Barrie Sander, 4 January 2012) Download
Application No 005/2011 Daniel Amare & Mulugeta Amare v Mozambique Airlines & Mozambique
Case No.: 005/2011 Download
Decision: 005/2011 Decision of 16 June 2011 Download
Case Summary: (by Paul Purnell QC, 20 December 2011) Download
Application No 006/2011 Association Juristes d’Afrique pour la Bonne Gouvernance v La Côte d’Ivoire
Case No.: 006/2011 Download
Decision: 006/2011 Decision of 16 June 2011 Download
Case Summary: (by Gillian Higgins, 13 December 2011) Download
Application No 007/2011 Youssef Ababou v The Kingdom of Morocco
Case No.: 007/2011 Download
Decision: 007/2011 Decision of 2 September 2011 Download
Case Summary: (by Marie O’Leary, 23 December 2011) Download
Application No 008/2011 Ekollo Moundi Alexandre v Republic of Cameroon and the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Case No.: 008/2011
Decision: 008/2011 decision of 23 September 2011 Download
Opinions: 008/2011 Dissenting opinion Judge Ouguergouz Download
Case Summary: (by Katherine Iliopoulos, 6 February 2013) Download
Application No 009/2011 Tanganyika Law Society & Legal and Human Rights Centre v United Republic of Tanzania & Application No 011/2011 Reverend Christopher R. Mutikila v The United Republic of Tanzania (Cases combined)
Case No.: 009/2011 Download
Order: 009/2011 Order of 22 September 2011Download
Case No.: 011/2011 Download
Case Summaries: Combined: (by Benjamin Joyes, 23 December 2011) Download
Application No 012/2011 National Convention of Teachers Trade Union v The Republic of Gabon
Case No.: 012/2011
Decision: 012/2011 Decision of 15 December 2011 Download
Opinion: 012/2011 Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz Download
Case Summary: (by Jennifer Castello, 13 November 2012)DownloadDownload
Application No 013/2011 The Beneficiaries of the Late Norbert Zongo et al v Burkina Faso
Case No.: 013/2011
Order: 013/2011 Order of 23 August 2012 (FR only)
Decision: Not Available Yet
Case Summary: Coming Soon
Application No 014/2011 Atabong Denis Atemnkeng v The African Union
Case No.: 014/2011
Decision: 014/2011 Judgment of 15 March 2013
Opinion: 014/2011 Separate Opinion of Vice-President Fatsah Ouguergouz ; 014/2011 Dissenting Opinion of Judges Akuffo, Ngoepe and Thompson
Case Summary: Coming Soon
Request No 001/2011 by the Republic of Mali
Request: 001/2011
Order: 001/2011 Order on the Advisory Request (FR Only)
Request Summary: Coming Soon
Request No 002/2011 by The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Jamahiriya
Request: 002/2011
Order: Request ended on 30 March 2012
Request Summary: Coming Soon
Application No 001/2012 Frank David Omary and Others v The United Republic of Tanzania
Case No.: 001/2012
Judgement: 001/2012 Ruling of 28 March 2014
Opinions: 001/2012 Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz
Case Summary: (by Harriet Page, August 2015)
Application No 002/2012 Delta International Investments v Republic of South Africa
Case No.: 002/2012
Decision: 002/2012 Decision of 30 March 2012  Download
Opinions: 002/2012 Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz Download
Case Summary: (by Katherine Iliopoulos, 6 February 2013) Download
Application No 003/2012 Peter Joseph Chacha v The United Republic of Tanzania
Case No.: 003/2012
Judgement: 003/2012 Ruling of 28 March 2014
Opinions: 003/2012 Separate Opinion of Judge B.M. Ngoepe ; 003/2012 Dissenting Opinion of Judges Sophia A.B. Akuffo, Elsie N. Thompson and Ben Kioko ; 003/2012 Dissenting Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz
Case Summary: Coming Soon
Application No 004/2012 Emmanuel Joseph Uko and Others v Republic of South Africa
Case No.: 004/2012
Judgment: 004/2012 Decision of 30 March 2012
Opinions: 004/2012 Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz
Case Summary: (by Harriet Page, 10 December 2015)
Application No 005/2012 Amir Adam Timan v Republic of the Sudan
Case No.: 005/2012
Judgement: 005/2012 Decision of 30 March 2012 Download
Opinions: 005/2012 Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz Download
Case Summary: (by Katherine Iliopoulos, 6 February 2013) Download
Application No 006/2012 African Commission v The Republic of Kenya [provisional measures]
Case No.: 006/2012
Order: 006/2012 order for provisional measures of 15 March 2013 Download
Case Summary: (by Katherine Iliopoulos, 25 March 2013) Download
Application No 007/2012 Baghdadi Ali Mahmoudi v Republic of Tunisia
Case No.: 007/2012
Decision: 007/2012 Decision of 26 June 2012 Download
Opinions: 007/2012 Separate Opinion of Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz Download
Case Summary: (by Katherine Iliopoulos, 6 February 2013) Download
Request No 001/2012 by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
Request: 001/2012
Order: Request ended on 15 March 2013
Request Summary: Coming Soon
Request No 002/2012 by Pan African Lawyers’ Union (PALU) and Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC)
Request: 002/2012
Order: Request ended on 15 March 2013
Request Summary: Coming Soon
Application No 001/2013 Ernest Francis Mtingwi v Republic of Malawi
Case No.: 001/2013
Decision: 001/2013 Decision of 15 March 2013
Case Summary: (by Harriet Page, 10 December 2015)
Application No 002/2013 African Commission v Lybia 
Case No.: 002/2013
Order: 002/2013 Order for provisional measures of 15 March 2013 Download
Opinions: 002/2013 Separate Opinion of Judge Ouguergouz Download
Case Summary: (by Katherine Iliopoulos, 25 March 2013) Download
Application No 003/2013 Rutabingwa Chrysanthe v The Republic of Rwanda
Case No.: 003/2013
Order: Awaiting Documentation
Opinions: Awaiting Documentation
Case Summary: Coming Soon
Application No 004/2013 Lohé Issa Konaté v Burkina Faso
Case No.: 004/2013
Order: 004/2013 Order of Provisional Measures of 4 October 2013
Dissenting Order: 004/2013 Dissent Against the Provisional Measures
Decision: 004/2013 Judgment of 5 December 2014 (FR Only)
Opinions: 004/2013 Separate Opinion (FR Only)
Case Summary: Coming Soon
Application No 005/2013 Alex Thomas v The United Republic of Tanzania
Case No.: 005/2013
Decision: Case Pending
Case Summary: (by Harriet Page, 18th March 2017)
Application No 006/2013 Wilfred Onyango & Others v The Republic of Rwanda
Case No.: 006/2013
Order: Case Pending
Opinions: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending
Application No 007/2013 Mohamed Abubakari v The Republic of Rwanda
Case No.: 007/2013
Order: Case Pending
Opinions: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending
Request No 001/2013 by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
Request: 001/2013
Order: Request Pending
Request Summary: Request Pending
Request No 002/2013 by African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
Request: 002/2013
Order: Request ended on 05 December 2014
Request Summary: Coming Soon
Application No 001/2014 APDH v Côte d’Ivoire
Case No.: 001/2014
Decision: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending
Application No 002/2014 Faustin Uwintije v The Republic of Rwanda
Case No.: 002/2014
Decision: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending
Application No 003/2014 Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza v The Republic of Rwanda
Case No.: 003/2014
Decision: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending
Request No 001/2014 by Coalition on International Criminal Court LTD/GTE (CICCN) & Others
Request: 001/2014
Order: Order, 5th June 2015 
Request Summary: Request Pending
Request No 002/2014 by RADDHO
Request: 002/2014
Order: Request Pending
Request Summary: Request Pending
Application No 001/2015 Armand Guehi v The United Republic of Tanzania
Case No.: 001/2015
Decision: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending
Application No 002/2015 Yacouba Traore v The Republic of Mali
Case No.: 002/2015
Decision: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending
Application No 003/2015 Kennedy Owino Onyachi v The United Republic of Tanzania
Case No.: 003/2015
Decision: Case Pending
Case Summary: Case Pending

 Application No 004/2015 Andrew Ambrose Cheusi v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                     004/2015

Decision:                      Case Pending

Case Summary:          Case Pending

Application No 005/2015 Thobias Mango and Another v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                    005/2015

Decision:                     Case Pending

Case Summary:         Case Pending

Application No 006/2015 Nguza Viking and Another v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                    006/2015

Decision:                     Case Pending

Case Summary:         Case Pending

Application No 007/2015 Ali Rajabu and Others v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                    007/2015

Decision:                    Case Pending

Case Summary:        Case Pending

Application No 008/2015 Shukurani Mango and Others v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                    008/2015

Decision:                    Case Pending

Case Summary:        Case Pending

Application No 009/2015 Lucien Ikili Rashidi v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                     009/2-15

Decision:                     Case Pending

Case Summary:         Case Pending

Application No 010/2015 Amir Ramadhani v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                      010/2015

Decision:                      Case Pending

Case Summary:          Case Pending

Application No 011/2015 Christopher Jonas v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                      011/2015

Decision:                      Case Pending

Case Summary:          Case Pending

Application No 012/2015 Anudo Ochieng Anudo v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                      012/2015

Decision:                      Case Pending

Case Summary:         Case Pending

Application No 013/2015 Georgia J. Penessis on behalf of Robert J.Penessis v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case No.:                      013/2015

Decision:                      Case Pending

Case Summary:          Case Pending

Application No 014/2015 Jibu Amir @ Mussa & another v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case.:                             014/2015

Decision:                       Case Pending

Case Summary:           Case Pending

Application No 015/2015 Godfrey Antony & another v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case.:                             015/2015

Decision:                       Case Pending

Case Summary:           Case Pending

Application No 016/2015 Kayumba Nyamwassa & others v The Republic of Rwanda

Case.:                            016/2015

Decision:                      Case Pending

Case Summary:         Case Pending

Application No 017/2015 Kennedy Gihana & others v The Republic of Rwanda

Case.:                            017/2015

Decision:                      Case Pending

Case Summary:         Case Pending

Application No 018/2015 Benedicto Daniel Mallya v The United Republic of Tanzania

Case.:                             018/2015

Decision:                       Case Pending

Case Summary:           Case Pending

Application No 019/2015 Femi Falana v The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights 

Case.:                             019/2015

Decision:                       Case Pending

Case Summary:          Case Pending

Application No 020/2015 Livinus Daudi Manyuka v The United Republic of Tanzania 

Case.:                              020/2015

Decision:                        Case Pending

Case Summary:           Case Pending

Application No 021/2015 Kandem Roger v CIMA 

Case.:                             021/2015

Decision:                       Case Pending

Case Summary:          Case Pending

Application No  022/2015 Rutabingwa Chrisanthe v Rwanda 

Case.:                              022/2015

Decision:                        Case Pending

Case Summary:           Case Pending