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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights calls on Tunisia to establish a Constitutional Court within two years

ARUSHA (Tanzania)— The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, on Thursday, called on the Tunisian state to regain the path of democracy, within a period not exceeding two years from the date of delivery of this judgment.

 

The decision concerns a request made against the Tunisian Republic by lawyer Brahim Belghith in October 2021.

 

In its decision issued Thursday at the end of its 66th ordinary session held at the headquarters of the Court in Arusha, Tanzania, the court also called on Tunisia to establish a Constitutional Court and the removal of all legal and political obstacles that impede this goal, within two years.

 

“The African Court summons the Tunisian state to prepare a report within six months on the implementation of measures ordered and thereafter every six months until the court considers all its decisions fully implemented,” reads the text of the court’s decision, published Thursday on its official website.

 

This application dates back to October 2021, when lawyer Ibrahim Belghith had appealed to the Court against the Republic of Tunisia (the respondent state), for violation of rights guaranteed by Articles 13(1), and 20(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and 1(1), 25(a) and 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

 

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is a continental court established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa.

 

The Court has jurisdiction over all cases and disputes brought before it concerning the interpretation and application of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and any other relevant human rights instrument ratified by the states concerned.

 

Source: Nam News Network