Important Dates

28 June 1981Adoption of the Charter in Nairobi, Kenya
21 October 1981 First ratification of the African Charter (Mali)
21 October 1986 Charter came into force
2 November 1987 Establishment of the Commission
2 November 1987 First ordinary session of the Commission
28 April 1988 First resolution adopted, on the Headquarters of the Commission
28 April 1988 First Activity Report of Commission adopted
12 June 1989 Inauguration of Commission’s headquarters in Banjul, The Gambia
21 October 1989 The Commission at its 5th Ordinary Session held from 3 – 14 April 1989, adopts 21 October as ‘African Human Rights Day’.
13 – 14 June 1989 First extra-ordinary session of the Commission
10 June 1998 Adoption of the Protocol on African Human Right Court
22 December 1999 Last ratification of the African Charter (Eritrea)
11 July 2003 Adoption of the Protocol on the Right of Women in Africa
25 January 2004 Court’s Protocol entered into force
25 November 2005 Women’s Protocol entered into force
15 December 2009 African Court delivered its first judgment
 

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