23 September 2022
To begin with, I wish to thank the organizers of this training for the invitation to the African Court as the subject of Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalist which is synonymous to the right to information and freedom of expression, is one that the African Court holds dearly as enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and guaranteed by the various international and n. [...] When he said “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” The role of judicial actors in the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of expression among others includes; to understand the importance of the right of access to information, and the international legal framework underpinning it, to examine content and scope of the. [...] to examine the specific obligations of States with regards to access to information, to explore the relationship between access to information and other rights, such as the right to the truth, to understand the importance of media pluralism in guaranteeing access to information Honourable Justice, Judges and distinguished guests 2 Courts and judges are the first instance in the protection of human. [...] It is in pursuit of the same goals that States established human rights institutions such as the African Court, the African Commission and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. [...] From the earlier decisions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights dating from the era of military rule in Nigeria to the most recent pronouncements of the ECOWAS Court on the post 4 Jammeh era in the Gambia, the African Court has judicialized the enforcement of not only freedom of expression but also largely media rights, and indeed States obligation to guarantee the safety of medi.