Amicus curiae participation before regional human rights bodies in Africa

Show simple item record Viljoen, Frans Abebe, Adem Kassie 2014-07-29T07:35:33Z 2014-07-29T07:35:33Z 2014-02-11
dc.description.abstract A solid stream of cases have been submitted to the quasi-judicial and judicial treaty monitoring bodies making up the African regional human rights system, namely the African Commission, the African Children’s Rights Committee and the African Human Rights Court, and also to sub-regional courts in Africa. Allowing amicus curiae briefs to supplement the parties’ pleadings can enhance the soundness of the factual and legal findings of these bodies, especially given their institutional and practical constraints. Thus far, the use of amicus curiae interventions before the African regional human rights bodies has been negligible. In order to ensure greater participation by amici, this article suggests that the possibility of amicus intervention should be unequivocally provided for under each of the applicable legal regimes, that the grounds for accepting or rejecting interventions should be clearly articulated, and that access to information about pending cases should be provided routinely. en_US
dc.description.embargo 2015-02-27
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Frans Viljoen and Adem Kassie Abebe (2014). Amicus Curiae Participation Before Regional Human Rights Bodies in Africa . Journal of African Law, 58, pp 22-44 DOI: 10.1017/S0021855314000023. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0021-8553 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1464-3731 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1017/S0021855314000023
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.rights © SOAS, University of London, 2014 en_US
dc.subject Quasi-judicial en_US
dc.subject Judicial treaty en_US
dc.subject Human rights en_US
dc.subject Amicus curiae interventions en_US
dc.subject African regional human rights bodies en_US
dc.subject Resolution of human rights complaints en_US
dc.title Amicus curiae participation before regional human rights bodies in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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