Continent govts yet to ratify African Court protocol
Monday May 25 2015
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights president Augustino Ramadhani. He has faulted governments in the continent for failure to ratify the protocol that saw the creation of the Court despite establishing it. PHOTO | SONJA LEGUIZAMON
The Court’s president Augustino Ramadhani said it is a “shame” that of the 54 African Union member states, only 28 are State Parties to the protocol.
Of the 28, only seven have deposited the declaration required for the Court to have jurisdiction to handle cases from the countries.
Only Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have ratified the protocol.