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    The death of the southern African development community tribunal's human rights jurisdiction

    Cowell, Frederick (2013) The death of the southern African development community tribunal's human rights jurisdiction. Human Rights Law Review 13 (1), pp. 153-167. ISSN 1744-1021.

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    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic community in southern Africa consisting of fifteen Member States1 with a stated aim of creating a ‘Free Trade Area’ among its Members. SADC’s Tribunal (‘the Tribunal') in Windhoek had the capacity, until the summer of 2010, to hear individual applications from the SADC Member States on human rights matters. The Tribunal was meant to act in cases where an individual’s human rights were not being protected by the legal system in their home state and they had exhausted all available legal remedies. In the most high profile case to come before the Tribunal, Zimbabwean farmers were able to apply for an order preventing state forces proceeding with the removal of farm land under a government land redistribution programme that was being executed against mainly white landowners, depriving them of their property without compensation.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): human rights tribunals, rule of law, Zimbabwe, Southern African Development Community
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 13:53
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:22


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