The Court's President Justice Sylvain Oré (centre) makes remarks at a consultative meeting to review Court's Information and Communication Strategy in Arusha on 31 Aug 2017. Pic Courtesy of The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
According to Justice Sylvain Sore, president of the AfCHPR, the court will remain separate, obligated to its mandate but as a chamber of the new court.
The Arusha-based court started its work on a low note and its first key decision was in June 2013, when it ruled on Tanzania’s election law — now regarded as a landmark decision.
The most recent case is the eight-year legal battle of The Ogiek versus The Republic of Kenya, concluded this year and ruled in favour of the Ogiek community.