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On January 22, 2006, the Eighth Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union elected the first eleven Judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights.
Judges are normally elected for six-year terms and can be re-elected once. The President and Vice-President are elected to two-year terms.
The Court had its first meeting on July 2-5, 2006.
JudgesName State Position Elected Term Ends Gerard NiyungekoBurundiPresident 2006 2012 Modibo Tounty GuindoMaliVice-President 2006 2012 Jean MutsinziRwandaMember 2006 2012 Fatsah OuguergouzAlgeriaMember 2006 2010 Kellelo Justina Masafo-GuniLesothoMember 2006 2010 Hamdi Faraj FanoushLibyaMember 2006 2010 El Hadji GuisséSenegalMember 2006 2010 Bernard NgoepeSouth AfricaMember 2006 2008 George W. KanyeihambaUgandaMember 2006 2008 Sophia A.B. AkuffoGhanaMember 2006 2008 Jean Emile SomdaBurkina FasoMember 2006 2008
- European Court of Human Rights - regional court originally established in 1950
- Inter-American Court of Human Rights - regional court established in 1979
- Biographies of ACHPR Judges
- African International Courts and Tribunals Website
- Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
- Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
- The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, American Society of International Law, ASIL Insight, September 19, 2006, Volume 10, Issue 24
- ^ Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
European Union · Council of Europe · Organisation of American States · UNHCR · UNOCHA · International Labour Organization · WHO · UNESCO · UNAIDS · UNDESA · CSW · UNFPA · UNICEF · UNIFEM · UNDP · FAO · UN-HABITATMajor NGOs Amnesty International · Human Rights WatchLegal instruments Declarations Cairo Declaration of Human Rights · Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples · Universal Declaration of Human Rights · American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man · Paris PrinciplesInternational human rights lawConvention Against Torture · Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women · Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination · Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities · Convention on the Rights of the Child · International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families · International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid · International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance · International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights · International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsRegional human rights law African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights · American Convention on Human Rights · European Convention on Human Rights · European Convention on Torture · European Social Charter · Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons · Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture · Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women · Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities International humanitarian law Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide · Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees · Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees · Geneva Conventions · Hague Conventions · Rome Statute of the International Criminal CourtConcepts that may be considered as human rights Civil & Political rights Right to life · Right to die · Right to bear arms · Right to liberty · Right to security of person · Freedom of movement · Freedom from slavery · Freedom from torture · Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment · Right to personhood · Right to equality before the law · Right to effective remedy before the law · Freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention · Freedom from exile · Right to a fair trial · Right to presumption of innocence · Right to Privacy · Right of asylum · Right to a nationality · Freedom of thought and conscience · Freedom of religion · Freedom of expression · Freedom of assembly · Freedom of association · Right to suffrage · Right to marriageand family life · Right to protestEconomic & Social rights Labor rights · Right to just remuneration · Right to equal pay for equal work · Right to join a trade union · Right to social security · Right to rest & leisure · Right to work · Right to property · Right to intellectual property · Right to participate in culture · Right to education · Freedom of education · Right to an adequate standard of living · Right to healthcare · Right to water · Right to foodReproductive rightsFamily planning · Reproductive health · Right to legal abortion · Right to genital integrity · Freedom from involuntary female genital cuttingRights of war Rights of civilians · Rights of prisoners of war