Publication
Title
The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights : mapping resistance against a young court
Author
Abstract
At first glance, it appears that the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights - the first pan-continental court of the African Union (AU) for human rights protection - epitomises the advances made by international courts in Africa in the past decade. Since its first judgment in 2009, the Court has taken a robust approach to its mandate and its docket is growing apace. However, a closer look at the overall context in which the Court operates reveals that it is susceptible to many of the patterns of resistance that have hampered other international courts in the region, which cut across the development of its authority and impact. This paper analyses the forms and patterns of resistance against the African Court and the actors involved, emphasising the additional difficulties entailed in mapping resistance to a young court compared to long-established courts, such as the European and Inter-American human rights courts.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of law in context. - Cambridge
Publication
Cambridge : 2018
ISSN
1744-5523
Volume/pages
14:2(2018), p. 294-313
ISI
000434248000007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
The norms and practices of the African Union on the promotion of constitutional governance: a legal analysis.
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
VABB-SHW
Web of Science
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Creation 10.07.2018
Last edited 17.07.2021
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