Amicus Curiae: African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR), African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACommHPR)
- Amicus curiae — Advisory opinions — Human rights
Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.
1 Amicus curiae (International Courts and Tribunals, Amicus Curiae), Latin for ‘friend of the court’, is a procedural instrument common before most international courts, tribunals, and several quasi-judicial bodies and commissions, including the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR) (‘ACtHPR’ or ‘Court’) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACommHPR). 2 Neither of the procedural regimes of the ACtHPR or the ACommHPR defines amicus curiae expressly, reflecting a general approach among international courts and tribunals, with the...