Author: Nicole de Silva and Misha Plagis

[Nicole De Silva is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Concordia University and Misha Plagis is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.] The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights—the African Union’s continental human rights court—received severe blows in late April, as two states, Benin and Côte d'Ivoire, withdrew their declarations allowing individuals and NGOs to submit cases directly to the African Court (see Oliver...