African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights: Balancing Deference and Human Rights

Human rights seminar with Postdoctoral Fellow Theresa Squatrito

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights faces particular challenges in its goal to become a functioning and relevant human rights courts alongside building its legitimacy and acceptance by states. In this presentation, I explore these challenges by looking at the court has balanced these concerns through its jurisprudence and public outreach.


The Human Rights Seminars is a forum to discuss ongoing work and recent publications for researchers working on human rights issues. The aim is to create a fora for exchanging ideas, generate discussions, and get feedback from other human rights scholars. The human rights seminars are linked to the human rights pillar at PluriCourts, but open to everyone that is interested.  

Tags: Human Rights
Published Nov. 25, 2016 1:13 PM - Last modified Oct. 30, 2017 12:00 PM