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A&R'CAN CO(RT ON *(+AN AN# PEOPLES, R'-*TS CO(R A&R'CA'NE #ES #RO'TS #E L,*O++E ET #ES PE(PLES P2, 4o5 6#78 Arusha( Tanzania Telephone9 :#;; 7'# <7< ;;! =a52 :#;; 7'# <7< ;$' >e& site www2african1court2org ?mail2 registrar@african1court2org

PRESS RELEASE Arusha

No 51/NOV/2013

The Court organizes a Continental u!i"ial #ialogue $ith National u!i"iaries in

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights (the Court) is organizing a Continental Judicial Dialogue with Judiciaries from !" to #$ together )em&ers of ational

o%em&er #$!' in the continental rights

Arusha( Tanzania% The Dialogue will &ring institutions of the African human

s*stem( rele%ant African +nion ,rgans( Chief Justices-Presidents of .upreme and Constitutional Courts/ and other representati%es of national 0urisdictions of African +nion )em&er .tates as well as )em&ers of African .u&1regional Courts 2 The o&0ecti%e of the Dialogue is to enhance discussions &etween these institutions to

ensure protection of human and peoples rights in Africa2 3n the course of the ' da* dialogue( )em&ers of the Court( representati%es of the African 0udiciaries and other continental institutions in%ol%ed in the field of human rights and international law( will share
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information on the &est practices of continental(su&1regional courts and national courts( on the African human rights s*stem( particularl* the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights( and discuss how to enhance the interaction and colla&oration &etween continental human rights &odies( regional and national courts with a %iew to esta&lishing a frameworA for practical and institutionalized cooperation2 3n that regard( participants to the Dialogue will specificall* discuss( among others( the African human rights s*stem and its continental &odies( the interactions &etween national( regional and international courts such as through the principles of su&sidiarit*( e5haustion of local remedies( complementarit* and referals for interpretation( procedures and practices in application of continental and regional human rights instruments &* national courts( enforcement of decisions and recommendations of continental and regional human rights &odies &* national courts and institutions( ad%isor* 0urisdiction of regional and continental courts and Buasi10udicial institutions %is1C1%is national institutions2 The opening ceremon* for the Dialogue will taAe place on !" o%em&er #$!' at the Arusha

3nternational Conference Centre (A3CC)( .im&a Hall( and is e5pected to &e graced &* the presence of high ranAing officials of the Do%ernment of the +nited Repu&lic of Tanzania2 3t is proposed that Honoura&le )izengo Ea*anza Peter Pinda( Prime )inister of the +nited Repu&lic of Tanzania will gi%e the Ae*note address and statements will &e made &* Honoura&le( Justice )ohammed Chande ,thman( Chief Justice of the +nited Repu&lic of Tanzania( Honoura&le Fad* Justice .ophia A242 AAuffo( President of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights( Honoura&le Justice 4ernard )2 goepe( Gice President of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights and Honoura&le Clement Julius )asham&a( )em&er of the African Committee of ?5perts on the Rights and >elfare of the Child The Dialogue follows a series of sensitization acti%ities the Court has organized since #$!$( aimed at creating awareness among staAeholders( including in particular( the ColloBuium of Regional African Human Rights Courts and .imilar 3nstitutions( held in Arusha( Tanzania( from 816 ,cto&er #$!$( the Continental Conference on the Promotion of the Court held in Filongwe )alawi( from < to !! )arch #$!!( the Consultati%e and .ensitization .eminar for
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ational Human Rights 3nstitutions in Africa( held in Arusha( Tanzania( from !6 to !" o%em&er #$!!( the Regional .ensitization .eminar for orth and ?astern Africa organized D,s in in Addis1A&a&a( ?thiopia( from ## to #8 August #$!#( the Continental Consultati%e and .ensitization .eminar on the promotion of the Court for >omen Human Rights Africa( held from #8 to #6 April #$!'( in HaoundI( Cameroon( and Regional .ensitization .eminar on the Promotion of the African Court in >est Africa held in A&id0an from " to !$ )a* #$!'2 =or further information on the Dialogue( please %isit the we&site of the Court on www2african1court2org or contact the 3nformation +nit of the Court &* e1mail at 0ean1 pierre@african1court2org2

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