Emory International Law Review


The African Court on Human and Peoples¿ Rights (the Court) is explicitly mandated to consider violations under any relevant human rights instruments as ratified by the concern Member States under Article 3 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples¿ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Humans and Peoples¿ Rights (the Protocol). This Article summarizes the legal mandate given to the Court by the Protocol, provides an overview of the Court¿s case law as it relates to the interpretation of this mandate, argues that the Court does not yet have a consistent approach on matters of jurisdiction, and explores routes the Court could take in this regard.