The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo is hosting a webinar/seminar on global constitutionalism, international adjudicative bodies, and hegemony on 16-17 November 2023.
African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights
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 There are sixteen (16) questions in this survey. You are expected to answer ALL the questions, which will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes.
Even setting aside funding issues, the failure to creatively blend the dispute settlement mechanisms that already exist at the sub-regional level with what has worked with disputes in the global trading system is perhaps the biggest handicap the new dispute settlement system established by the AfCFTA is likely to suffer. There is certainly no harm in trying to out this system, but because most of the experience and expertise in handling trade disputes and matters has been at the sub-regional level, the new AfCFTA Dispute Resolution Mechanism has a lot to learn from the sub-regional level.