ACHPR report adopted at AU summit

Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) summit Tuesday in Sirte, Libya, adopted the 18th annual report of the African Court for Human and People's Rights, a Banjul, Gambia-based institution.
The African leaders, who ended their deliberations here on Tuesday, requested the African Court for Human and People's Rights to carry out as early as possible reflections on relations with the different AU bodies and institutions.
They also asked the Commission to put the necessary resources at the disposal of the African Court for Human and People's Rights so as to enable it to accomplish its mission, while congratulating the latter on the work done so far.
The summit also adopted a decision on the merger of the African Court of Human and People's Rights and the AU Court of Justice.
To this end, a draft legal instrument related to the creation of the merged courts must be drawn up and submitted to the next ordinary sessions of the Executive Council and the summit.
The summit also decided that all measures necessary for the functioning of the African Court of Human and People's Rights be taken, namely the election of judges, the budget and the operationalisation of the Office of the Clerk of the court.
The AU summit in Abuja, Nigeria, in January had approved a resolution of the Executive Council related to the merger of the African Court for Human and People's Rights and the AU Court of Justice and asked that this project be presented at its July session in Sirte.
The summit had also urged all member states which have not yet done so to sign and ratify or become a member of the protocol related to the charter on the creation of the African Court for Human and People's Rights and the protocol related to the AU Court of Justice.

05 july 2005 22:02:00




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