Research Questionnaire - Registry and Legal Division of the African Court


October 12, 2022

Comparative Analysis of the Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in AfCHPR and WTO: Spotlighting the Role of the “unseen” Registry

Dear Respondent,

We are academic researchers from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, interested in the workings of international courts in Africa and comparative studies.

We have been invited by the American Journal of International Law to participate in a symposium issue that focuses on the role of the secretariats and registries of various courts (regions) to the effectiveness of the regimes. For us, our task is the extremely important registry of the African court.

We are therefore kindly seeking your kind assistance with respect to the completion of a sample questionnaire. (Research Questionnaire - Registry and Legal Division of the African Court) There are sixteen (16) questions in this survey. You are expected to answer ALL the questions, which will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes. 

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You do not have to be in this study if you do not want to. There is no potential risk or harm to you for participating in this research project as the data collected will remain confidential and used solely for academic purposes.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us. Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Olabisi D. Akinkugbe (Assistant Professor and Viscount Bennett Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University). 

Morris K.Odeh (Doctoral student, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University).