Database and commentary on jurisprudence of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is the regional human rights court of the African Union. It was established through a protocol adopted in 1998 which entered into force in 2004. The first judges of the Court were elected in 2006. This database provides a commentary to the case law of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights with links to the paragraph of a judgment/decision discussing the issue. You can browse the commentary by procedure, substance and reparations or use a comprehensive search function to search the commentary or the judgments/decisions/advisory opinions of the Court. The commentary and case law is up to date to May 2017 and will be regularly updated.

Latest commentaries

The right to life and protection from torture / cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – article 4


Political participation – article 13


Repeal of legislation


About the project

The Centre would like to thank GIZ for their generous support to the development of this database. The technical support provided by HURIDOCS and the Library of the University of Pretoria is greatly acknowledged.

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