‘African Court Takes Bold Stand on Libya’
We are the IJR have been closely following recent developments in Libya – have a look at this newsletter article on Democracy’s Fourth Wave, in which Ayanda Nyoka interviews Executive Director Fanie du Toit.
I was therefore very interested to find this article on the Open Society Foundations blog about the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights… have a look below!
African Court Takes Bold Stand on Libya
April 29, 2011 | by Tashmin Ali
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has finally taken on a case—and it’s a big one. The newly operational court, which opened its doors in 2008 and is located in Arusha, Tanzania, recently stepped into the intersection between human rights and armed conflicts when it issued an order for provisional measures against Libya.
In its March 25 ruling, the court instructed Libyan authorities to “immediately refrain from any action that would result in the loss of life or violation of physical integrity” which could constitute a breach of the country’s international human rights obligations.