About the project

The commentary has been prepared by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. The work of Henrietta Ekefre, Alex Ekeke, Chairman Okoloise and especially Michael Gyan Nyarko in preparing the commentary is gratefully acknowledged. The commentary is meant to assist interested persons to access the Court's case law. It is not a Court document and there is no guarantee of accuracy. The judgments and rulings linked on this website have been obtained from the African Court's web site and have been scanned with OCR to improve accessibility. Users of this database are advised to also consult the African Court's website.

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.

Centre for Human Rights

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation. The Centre for Human Rights works towards human rights education in Africa, a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and other disadvantaged or marginalised persons or groups across the continent.

Centre for Human Rights

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University of Pretoria

South Africa


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

The commentary can be cited as follows:

'Territorial Jurisdiction', Jurisprudence of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights commentary, Last modified 4 May 2017,

https://afchpr.uwazi.io (accessed 10 May 2017).

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