The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) Tuesday started its 39th Ordinary Session of the Judges to run until 20 November, 2015 at its seat in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Judges, among others, will deliberate on over 30 applications and requests for Advisory Opinions.
On 20 November, the Court will deliver judgement in Application 005/2013 (Alex Thomas versus the United Republic of Tanzania).
Mr Thomas, who has been imprisoned for 30 years for robbery, is seeking from the African Court remedies, among others, on alleged wrongful conviction and unfair trail he received in his native Tanzania in 1998 and which was upheld by the Court of Appeal in 2009.
Immediately after the 39th Ordinary Session, the Court will commence its 7th Extra-Ordinary Session from 23-27 dedicated to the review of the Rules of Court.