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The African Union (AU) Commission in session. The African Court on Human and People’s Rights operates under the AU mandate. Shutterstock

Fences need to be mended between Ghana and the African Court

Ghana's Supreme Court and the African Court, which was established by a Protocol under the African Charter, have the same powers to hear and decide cases. A recent case shows why this is problematic.
A political body of the AU is second-guessing a legal body in its interpretation of the African Charter, on the basis of prejudice against LGBTI people. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

African commission turns 30, but threats to its independence remain real

A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights.

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