News, comment and debate on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Welcome to The ACtHPR Monitor, an independent website dedicated to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. You can also follow us on Twitter @acthpr_monitor.

The Court was established in 2006 by the African Union with a mandate to protect human rights in Africa. It is located in Arusha, Tanzania and considers cases alleging violations of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and other international human rights treaties and conventions. The ACtHPR Monitor believes the Court had the potential to be one of the most important courts in the world.

The ACtHPR Monitor was established in January 2014 with the aim of providing an online presence for news, comment and debate on the Court. On our home page you will  find our Country Tracker providing a quick reference on countries’ status before the Court, and our Essential Guide which provides the basics on the Court for potential applications. You will find articles, case summaries and interviews in the ‘Posts’ section.

The ACtHPR Monitor is entirely independent of the Court, government and NGOs. To learn more about us please visit the ‘About Us’ section.