The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which operates from Arusha, Tanzania, will soon move into its own permanent premises.
Technical drawings and design for the five-wing, state-of-the art structure are ready to be transformed into the hill-perched modern complex.
That follows the recent parliamentary approval of the budget meant for the construction of the new Pan-African legal institution complex.
Tanzania, through the country’s budget estimates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, is endorsing Tsh. 4 billion/-, equivalent to USD 1.7 million to commence the construction of the court’s permanent building in the outskirts of the Arusha City.
“This is a big and bold step in ensuring that the Court gets its permanent premises,” States the President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud, who commended the Tanzanian Government for the budget approval.
According to Lady Justice Aboud the step taken by the Parliament of Tanzania, in Dodoma, was historical and that the Court was now looking forwards to the speedy construction of the new landmark premises.
“This was yet another demonstration of Tanzania’s commitment to the cause of human rights, and generally, its unconditional support for the objectives of the Pan Africanism.”
Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud
“This was yet another demonstration of Tanzania’s commitment to the cause of human rights, and generally, its unconditional support for the objectives of the Pan Africanism,” The Court President maintains.
The Pan-African Court, which has its permanent seat in Arusha, is currently operating from temporary offices at the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) buildings.
At the Moment, the African Court operates from these Temporary Premises adjacent to the Tanzania National Parks Headquarters in Arusha
Already the government of Tanzania has allocated about 25 hectares of land to the Court, along the Great North Road on the hill known as ‘Laki-Laki.’
The location is in the vicinity of the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals (Formerly International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Yugoslavia).
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (also known as the Court) is a continental court established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa.