Who We Are

Our goal is to pursue justice, uphold the rule of law, and ensure human and peoples’ rights protection in Africa. Particularly, our programs and activities are intended to impact the justice system of Africa and end impunity. When appropriate, Africa Center for Law and Human Rights will target perpetrators and pursue the rule of law and human rights violations before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, the African Commission, and before other international tribunals impacting Africa. We welcome collaborating partners and anyone fascinated with promoting the rule of law and protecting human and peoples’ rights in Africa. For us, we say, the denial of justice anywhere in Africa, certainly represents the denial of justice everywhere.

Africa Center for Law and Human Rights: The Africa Center for Law and Human Rights, herein after referred to as the Center, was founded on July 15, 2016 as a nongovernmental organization aimed at promoting human rights and equality before the arbiters of international charters in both West and Continental Africa. The Center hopes to promote justice, the rule of law, accountability, and human rights compliance in Africa. Key to the Center’s success is advocacy, education and training, and strategic litigation before (i) the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice and (ii) the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), (iii) African Commission and before some domestic courts in Africa. The Center will apply the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, ECOWAS Conventions, International Protocols, and Practice Regulations. We will also engage in research, monitoring, and publishing semi-annual and annual reports and produce materials that will advance the promotion of the rule of Law and human rights in Africa. Chiefly, we will work to protect the interest and human rights of the people of Africa by advocacy, training, monitoring and strategic litigation mainly conducted before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, the African Commission, and before other high domestic courts in Africa.