Acronyms

The African regional system relies on multiple acronyms, which can become confusing. We’ve set out a reference table below to help to navigate the website.

ACHPR African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
AfCHPR African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
CCJ  Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Court of Justice
EAC  East African Community
EACJ  East African Community Court of Justice
ECOWAS Economic Community of Western African States
ECJ  Economic Community of Western African States Court of Justice
ICC International Criminal Court
SADC Southern African Development Community
SADCT Southern African Development Community Tribunal
SCK Supreme Court of Kenya
SCS Supreme Court of Swaziland
ZACC Constitutional Court of South Africa